In this short video clip, Dr Jadwiga Leigh discusses her research into professional identity and child protection culture, both here in the UK and abroad in Belgium. Dr Leigh is a Lecturer in Social Work in the Department of Sociological Studies at University of Sheffield.
Video interview with Rebecca Joy Novell, a social worker who qualified from the University of Sheffield. She tells her graduate story including why University of Sheffield was her chosen establishment, why she got into social work and what she gained from the course at Sheffield.
When I first left school I worked in offices but, although I found them interesting, they just didn’t stretch me enough. Now I’m lucky enough to work with children with disabilities and it’s such a rewarding experience.
What I love about Children’s Social Work is that every day is different and there are so many different roles you can get involved in. I wish people could see the great work we do behind the scenes, helping to support families and keeping vulnerable children safe.
As a teenager I was placed in care and became a young mum, mixing with the wrong friendship group. I needed to make a change in my life, so I decided I wanted to become a Children’s Social Worker. I feel like I’ve now found my purpose…to keep children safe.
There are children in Yorkshire and the Humber who are in danger, which is why we’re uniting as a region to make the biggest difference we’ve ever made. We’re working together to learn from what has gone before – sharing experience to keep more children safe.
Dr Liam Foster, Admissions Tutor for the MA In Social Work at Sheffield University, explains the main reasons why a candidate may not be successful at a MA social work interview and gives advice on what to avoid.