Social work education at the University of Edinburgh is celebrating its centenary in 2017/18. To commemorate this occasion the University has created a new website to tell Edinburgh’s story, and the wider story of social work education.
The website is not just for academics, it is a resource for everyone with an interest in social work education including members of the public, former students, current students and educators and practising social workers.
The website features an interactive timeline which charts key historical events, policies, legislation and publications which have been relevant to social work education. While the timeline focuses on Edinburgh, national and international entries are also included.
Sections of the website
As well as the timeline, the website also has the following sections.
There is a section about the people who have been involved with social work education at Edinburgh over the years – staff, partners and alumni.
Former students are encouraged to complete profiles about their time before, during and after their social work course at Edinburgh. This is a great resource for finding out about individuals’ stories as well as hearing about changes, and continuities, in social work education over time.
Learning and research
Learning and research sections document the curriculum and practice placements elements of social work training over time as well as highlighting research which has been done at Edinburgh, or is planned.
A number of events have taken place and there are still more to come over the centenary year.
The website will be updated throughout the centenary year and beyond. If you have any suggestions about entries or features, or if you are a former student and would like to contribute a profile, please email firstname.lastname@example.org