Queen’s celebrates International Social Work Week: 20th – 26th March 2012

20 Mar

Social work is an international profession with shared knowledge, ethics and values. Towards recognising the international influences on the social work profession, QUB staff and students have been involved in organising and presenting work that links the local context of Northern Ireland with the global. These include:

  • Celebrations by the Northern Ireland Association of Social Work , which included presentations from Professor John Pinkerton on the increasingly important role of research within the profession and PhD student Kwabena Frimpong Manso on young people leaving care in Ghana. The event also recognised the work of Ciaran Traynor, Development Manager at Extern, a local NGO,  and tutor at QUB. He was awarded the prestigious lifetime achievement award for his work with disadvantaged people.
  • Peer led workshop on learning from international contexts and issues of employability for social work students on 28th March 2012.
  • Poster presentations by social work students at QUB sharing experiences and inspiration from other schools and contexts of social work practice that have both shaped their commitment to social work and/or informed their social work educational experience. These are available to see online and are on display at the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, QUB from 20th -26thMarch 2012.The School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work will also host a Peer-led Workshop on learning from international social work (details attached)

    For more on what’s happening for International social work week around the world, see:






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