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Department of Social Work


REF 2021 news

We are pleased to announce that following the publishing of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 results our research activity has demonstrated significant strength in impact and the value of our multi-disciplinary research base.

Welcome to the Department of Social Work

The Social Work Department contributes to national and international knowledge development through research activities. Our research aims to inform social work knowledge, policy and principles and is an important part of our approach to teaching and learning. Click here for information on recent research presentations to the European Social Work Research Association Conference and the Joint Social Work Education and Research Conference (JSWEC).

The Department of Social Work achieved 4 successful bids for projects with WLTP

Each project aims to support and improve professional practice, professional development and social work education across the Partnership.

One of the largest providers of postgraduate social work training in the South East


Practice-based training with university-based learning