Ruskin is celebrating the success of its recent Social Work graduates who have excelled this year, with 30 percent of Level 6 students achieving First Class Honours degrees and 20 percent receiving Upper Second Class grades.
The external examiners’ report stated that ‘the quality of teaching and learning on the programme is high’, with students ‘committed and dedicated’ and ‘demonstrating a good amount of knowledge indicating that they had a breadth of knowledge around the subject.’
Ruskin has a long tradition of, and much expertise in, educating the Social Workers of the future and the report acknowledges the ‘unique programme widening access to social work for students who otherwise may not be able to enter the profession.’ It praises the ‘sound social work values are at the core’, stating that ‘it is a programme that staff and students should be proud to be associated with.’
The report also highlights the impact Dr Stephen Cowden and his team have made on Social Work at Ruskin. Stephen joined the College from Coventry University in May as Academic Lead in Social Work, bringing with him a wealth of experience as a senior academic and social worker. It states that it is ‘encouraging to see the programme back on a strong footing and to see the positive work that Dr Cowden and the new staff team have undertaken.’
On the back of this success, Ruskin is set to deliver a brand new BSc (Hons) degree in Social Work in partnership with the University of West London starting in October. This exciting new collaboration will enable learners to enjoy the same high teaching standards and levels of expertise, alongside the uniquely personal and supportive Ruskin learning experience – all backed by a large organisation which shares its values. Find out more.