Top Tips Guide for Student Social Workers 2023
BASW would like to give a warm welcome to new and returning students embarking on their social work journey. May we take a moment to congratulate you on making it this far- we know from first-hand experience that for many of you, the sacrifices you have made to arrive at this point cannot be understated.
Beginning a new career is a daunting and exciting part of life. It is normal to have questions, doubts and anxieties – which is why we have put together this short guide for those entering the profession across diverse routes. As the future of the profession, you are in a unique position to transform lives, advocate for human rights, and promote the voices of the most vulnerable. As your professional organisation, we will be here for you every step of the way, supporting you as you go on to support others.
This guide has been produced by BASW England Student/NQSW group. They have put together information they wish they had access to when they started their social work journey.
We would like to thank the members of the BASW England NQSW & Student group who contributed to and developed this document.
This short guide includes top tips, resources and information on how you can compliment the learning you will receive on placement and at university.