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Leeds Beckett Social Work student wins national essay competition

Nadira Siddique who studies MA Social Work at Leeds Beckett University is one of four winners of the Social Work Union (SWU) World Social Work Day Essay Assignment Competition. 

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Nadira answered the question ‘How do working conditions need to change to create the most conducive environment for social workers to provide the best support for service users?’ and has won £500.

John McGowan, general secretary of SWU, said: “I am delighted in the interest shown in this assignment and the 'Working Conditions’ topic appears to have stimulated student social workers in submitting entries in a very high number.

Dr Jermaine Ravalier authors the annual review UK Social Workers: Working Conditions and Wellbeing and was one of the assignment markers. He said: “The standard of entry was very high – I was particularly impressed by the way that the essays clearly understood the impact that working conditions have in social work, and the ability to place this argument in the wider social work context.”

The School of Health would like to congratulate Nadira on her achievement.

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