How can universities best select the right people for social work programmes?

Richard Ingram, Susan Levy, Viv Cree, Gary Clapton, Fiona Morrison, Mark Smith

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Abstract

This report sets out the methods, findings, discussion and conclusions related to
the RSWE Area of inquiry 1: How can universities best select the right people for
social work programmes?, detailed in the SSSC tender as follows:
‘We need to know more about the different ways in which universities in
Scotland currently select students for entry to social work programmes. We also
think that it’s important that we learn from best practice used in selection in
other countries and other professions. We would like to explore the potential to
introduce a national approach to selection. We also need to ensure that we
maximise the ‘widening access’ agenda while ensuring that students have the
appropriate values and the capacity to develop the skills, knowledge and
understanding to be effective social workers. Having this information will help
us make recommendations about selection.’
Original languageEnglish
PublisherScottish Social Services Council
Commissioning bodyScottish Social Services Council
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 24 Nov 2016

Publication series

NameReview of Social Work Education (RSWE)
PublisherSSSC

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Keywords

  • Social work
  • Recruitment
  • Admissions
  • Interviewing
  • Retention
  • Scotland

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Ingram, R., Levy, S., Cree, V., Clapton, G., Morrison, F., & Smith, M. (2016). How can universities best select the right people for social work programmes? (Review of Social Work Education (RSWE)). Scottish Social Services Council.