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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.

The Open University (OU) is one of the largest providers of social work training in the UK, with around 300 graduates every year. Our flexible study arrangements fit in with your work and home life, so you can carry on earning while you learn.

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.

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Social work enquiries


phone: +44(0)1908 654229


phone: +44(0)131 226 3851


phone: +44(0)29 2026 2728


phone: +44(0)28 9024 5025

Inspiring Social Work

For World Social Work Day (15 March 2016) some of our students shared their reflections on the people who inspired and supported them to train as social workers; one of them also featured in Community Care alongside Social Worker and OU graduate Emma Govan.