Social Work

The School of Social Work is an internationally renowned academic department dedicated to research and teaching. We have a strong interdisciplinary focus with a reputation for policy relevant empirical research. The teaching team within the School promote a friendly, scholarly and stimulating atmosphere and this is matched by students being both sociable and industrious so they make the most of their time with us.

The Schools of Study at UEA teach thousands of undergraduate and postgraduate students each year across the four faculties of our campus in Norwich.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Social Work.

If you haven’t already, check out our School pages on the UEA website.

In the meantime, don’t forget to Register Online to get access to your timetable once it becomes available, and log in to Blackboard our virtual learning environment.

Once you have registered online you will also need to attend a registration event (unless you are an undergraduate home student living in UEA accommodation, since you are registered automatically when you pick up your room keys).

  1. Dear Student

    Welcome to UEA and to the School of Social Work. We are very pleased you have decided to study with us and we look forward to working with you and to ensuring you have all the support you need to be successful and go on to have a rewarding career in social work.

    We hope you will enjoy being a student here and that you will take full advantage of studying in a School which is one of the UK's leading centres for teaching and research in social work.

    I wish you well with your studies and look forward very much to meeting you. 


    Best wishes

    Professor Jonathan Dickens

    Head of the School of Social Work

Please take some time to read through your course handbook from the link on the right (or below, if you're on mobile).

You can find your induction programme below. Consult your schedule via e:Vision to find out the location of the event.

23 Sep 10:00 - 12:00
Head of School Welcome and Introduction
Meet the Staff – Greetings from the Head of School, the BA Programme Director, the SWK academic staff, the Students’ Union, DoS , representatives from the SWK Service Users and Carers Group and the Teaching Partnership

23 Sep 13:00 - 14:00
Seminar on Professionalsim with Dr Jeanette Cossar

23 Sep 14:00 - 15:00
Meet your Academic Advisers
Introductory Small Group Meetings with Academic Advisers

23 Sep 15:00 - 16:00
Welcome party
Welcome party - and opportunity to meet current students and staff informally

24 Sep 09:00 - 10:00
Introduction to Social Work
With Professor Jonathan Dickens

24 Sep 10:00 - 12:00
Library Induction Session
Study Skills and Library Resources Seminar with Matt Smith

24 Sep 13:00 - 15:00
Understanding Mental Health
With Dr Kate Blake-Holmes

24 Sep 15:00 - 16:00
Understanding Mental Health Seminar Group 1
With Dr Kate Blake-Holmes

24 Sep 16:00 - 17:00
Understanding Mental Health Seminar Group 2
With Dr Birgit Larsson

26 Sep 09:00 - 11:00
Introduction to Working with Diversity
With Dr Ann Anka

26 Sep 11:00 - 13:00
Introduction to Interviewing and Assessment
With Gillian Whadcoat

26 Sep 14:00 - 17:00
Introduction to Preparation for Practice
With Richard Brook

27 Sep 09:00 - 11:00
Introduction to Working with Children & Families
With Dr Christine Cocker

27 Sep 13:00 - 16:00
Introduction to the Legal and Social Policy Contect of Social Work Practice
With Dr Ann Anka, Dr Kate Blake-Holmes and Paul Mcgrath

MA in Advanced Social Work & CPD

This blackboard site is an online resource available to you as a postgraduate student registered on a CPD module within the School of Social Work.

It has been designed to provide a range of information and advice regarding University resources, support and services available to enable you to make the most of your time here at UEA.

The site is full of information to help you get to know SWK and UEA; support you with your studies and keep you informed about the range of opportunities and events on offer at the University.

Once you receive an email confirming your place with us, follow the link within it to register online and set up your IT account, UEA username and password. You will need your UEA username and password to get access to the MA in Advanced Social Work & CPD Blackboard site.  Once you have your UEA details, follow the instructions below to access MA in Advanced Social Work & CPD:

Please take some time to browse this site as it contains lots of information we think you will find useful and essential in ensuring you achieve your maximum potential from your studies.

We hope you will find it a useful and interesting resource.

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