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Social work seminar series 2015/16

We are delighted to welcome Professor Jill Manthorpe (King’s College London) to talk on:

Early days of the Care Act – still in first gear?

Wednesday 2 March 2016 – 3.30-5.30

The Open University in the South West, Portwall Lane, Bristol

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The Open University (OU) is one of the largest providers of social work training in the UK. At any time over one thousand students are studying with us. Whether you're trying to get into the profession or you're looking to become a qualified social worker our flexible study arrangements fit in with your work and home life, so you can carry on earning while you learn.

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Our curriculum is developed by leading academics and professionals who are actively engaged in social work, ensuring that teaching reflects current priorities. We're also pioneers in working collaboratively with service users, whose voices are heard throughout our learning materials - challenging and enriching the contributions of practitioners and policy makers alike.

JSWEC 2016

Wednesday 13th July - Friday 15th July 2016

We're delighted to be hosting the 2016 JSWEC conference at The Open University on Wednesday 13th - Friday 15th July. Keep in touch with the latest news at the JSWEC 2016 website.

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