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1 The University for World-Class Professionals Social Care and Social Work

2 Welcome to the department of Social Care and Social Work We are delighted that you are considering studying with us at our brand new, world-class 139 million university campus for health and education professionals in our central Manchester location. Our department offers undergraduate programmes in both Social Work and Social Care, as well as a large number of postgraduate and post-registration qualifications. We provide a range of professional programmes taking students from undergraduate to post-doctoral level across the range of Social Care professions. Teaching in our department is delivered by a range of industry recognised and respected professionals. Our team maintain their professional links to practice and research to ensure that the curriculum we provide is real, relevant and up to date with industry standards, so that when you graduate you will take the first step in your career with confidence. Our courses are enhanced by our strong links with employers and service user networks, many of whom contribute directly to the development and delivery of each programme. Our programmes are recognised and approved by professional bodies such as the Health and Care Professions Council and The College of Social Work. Choosing to study with us will provide you with a full and detailed knowledge of your subject and you ll be supported and guided through your studies and practice placements by highly qualified, experienced and industry-respected professionals. I hope that this brochure provides you with all the information that you need in order to make your decision to come and study with us in September, but should you have any further questions, please come along to one of our recruitment events or contact our admissions team. I look forward to meeting you. With very best wishes Ian Warwick Professional accreditation Our programmes are recognised and approved by professional bodies such as the Health and Care Professions Council and The College of Social Work.

3 Contents 4 Courses 8 Staff 10 Studying 12 Teaching and research 14 Your student experience 16 World-class professionals 18 Global connections 20 International students 22 Come and meet us 23 Courses fact file Social Care and Social Work Whether you are interested in becoming a social worker or a social care professional, our degree programmes are designed to produce graduates who are professionally respected, highly skilled and very employable. Our programmes are taught by professionally accredited staff who are experts in their fields and who understand the contemporary context of practice and the value of professional practice placements for our students. Brand new, world-class learning environment You ll be studying in our brand new 139 million Brooks building, specially created for our Health and Education Faculties, which opens in 2014 at our central Manchester location. You ll be taught in an outstanding learning environment, with state-of-theart classrooms, specialist skills suites, study spaces, social zones and student resource centre. Take a virtual tour at Social Care Our degree in Social Care is wide and varied with units and research elements which cover a number of fields including social history, sociology, politics, communication, community health and management. The programme attracts students who are interested in how the world works, how government policy and programmes affect local and global communities, how society communicates and interacts and why social justice is a key issue. Social Work Social Work is a term loosely used to describe people who work with vulnerable people at times of change, stress, risk or vulnerability. Social Work involves working with people, families and communities to empower and bring about change for individuals and groups within society. Social Workers provide a unique service, often working with vulnerable people who may or may not have support, and linking them to services and opportunities which allow change to occur within individual, family or community life. Social work is a vocational profession which involves working within complex situations often requiring complex solutions. It is also a rewarding profession which results in positive change for individuals and a real sense that you have helped people at a very vulnerable time. 3

4 Our undergraduate programmes Our programmes are designed and delivered by professionally accredited staff who are experts in their field and understand the contemporary context of practice, ensuring you are exposed to real world experiences. We combine academic theory with practical experience to deliver graduates who are professionally respected, highly skilled, highly employable, and have the necessary attributes required by modern employers. Social Work BA (Hons) This course offers you the opportunity to gain a professional qualification in Social Work that is recognised and approved for professional registration with the Health and Care Professions Council, and endorsed by The College of Social Work. The underlying philosophy of the programme is the integration of research, theory and practice leading to skilled, knowledgeable and capable social work practitioners. Successful completion of the programme will provide you with a solid academic and professional base from which to enter employment. Typical units of study may include: Year 1 Communication and Engagement in Social Work An exploration of key issues in interpersonal communication and engagement with service users, supporting you to develop academic and verbal communication skills. You will cover topics such as the influences on the communication process, selfawareness, psychological and physical blocks, theoretical and practical understanding of counselling skills and approaches. Professional Development in Social Work This unit sets the foundations for the development of the knowledge, skills and values for professional social work. You will study the concept of professionalism, considering codes of conduct, ethics and principles relating to social work along with the broad discourses of therapeutic helping, socialist-collectivist and individualistreformist views. Social Work and the Life Course An exploration of the life course and influences upon it from structural, social and individual levels including impact of factors on the individual s development, for example environmental and psychological factors. Sociology and Social Policy in Social Work An exploration of social phenomena and the contribution of social theorists to our understanding of the social world, social welfare and provision. It includes topics such as: the contribution of key writers to the development of social science; power, ideology and difference and how they relate to understanding our social world and social problems; implications for social policy, welfare provision and social work. Year 2 Contemporary Issues in Social Work This unit is designed to help you understand the key theories, concepts and ideologies underpinning the delivery of welfare to a range of service user groups in the UK. This will include an historical examination of the development of welfare with particular attention to the themes of Nation and Family. You will explore the concept of welfare delivery in relation to vulnerable people generally and more specifically to your chosen service user groups. Knowledge and Skills for Social Work Practice An exploration of the selection and application of intervention methods, informed by psychological and sociological theories and social work assessments, recognising the importance of communication, interviewing and relationship building skills. Law, Policy and Practice for Social Workers This unit explores current legislation and policy relating to social work practice. It includes consideration of the effectiveness of the law in protecting service users and promoting the rights of vulnerable people. You will consider the ethical dilemmas for social workers in considering moral rights and responsibilities whilst acting as a statutory agent and in upholding the law. Practice Learning 1 You will undertake a 70-day practice placement. Year 3 Critical Social Work Practice A critical exploration of professional development and leadership within social work practice. You will focus on a specialist area of practice in mental health, social work, social work with adults or with children, young people and families. Safeguarding This unit is designed to reinforce the need for multi-disciplinary and partnership working when working to safeguard adults and children. You will explore current legislation and 4 Department of Social Care and Social Work

5 policy relating to risk assessment and risk management when working with vulnerable people. You will also consider the different professional perspectives that inform the delivery of multidisciplinary and partnership working when working with service users and carers at risk. Social Work Research and Practice This unit prepares you to understand, design, undertake, manage and evaluate research within the field of social work. It will include an introduction to research methods and a critical approach to evaluating existing literature and research. Practice Learning 2 You will undertake a 100-day practice placement. Mariola Mak BA (Hons) Social Care Having spent some of her childhood in the care system, Mariola has first hand experience of how Health and Social care professionals can have a positive influence on the life of young people. Grateful for their support and assistance, Mariola wanted to undertake her studies in Social Care to develop a deeper understanding of the role, how decisions are made and the obstacles faced in order to be able to offer the same positive and life changing experience to another young person. Mariola appreciates that some elements of the course are more difficult than others, but enjoys studying and learning new things, which with some support from her tutors and the sense of achievement she gains from knowing that each unit is one step closer to graduation, she is looking forward to completing her course. Placements are a central aspect of the course, enabling students to put academic theory into practice and Mariola is excited to be working in a Family Visiting Centre. She says I am really looking forward to my placement, having had lots of experience with visiting centres when I was younger, I am keen to see how it all works. After graduation, Mariola wants to follow a career first as a Social Worker and then as an Independent Review Officer, so she will be able to make a difference to policy and guidance and to improve the service received by service users and their families. 5

6 If you want a career in Social Care and want teachers who show a commitment to life-long learning then this is the degree for you Mark Tompkins BA (Hons) Social Care Social Care BA (Hons) This programme takes as a starting point the need to ensure that social care in contemporary society attracts and develops the highest calibre workforce that is able and willing to adapt to the inevitable and rapidly changing landscape of social care. The key points of focus for the programme will be sound theoretical grounding in social care, the development of autonomous learners, a strong emphasis on employability and the preparation of students for vocational training and employment in the social care sector. There is a strong emphasis on partnership working and employability. Typical units of study may include: Year 1 Changing Communities and Challenging Practice You will be introduced to community studies and will explore communities in contemporary Britain in relation to policy and practice. You will explore associated theories and be encouraged to consider the role of community in contemporary policy discourse as related to the landscape of social care. Communication in Social Care This unit examines how caring, professional and inter-professional relationships are inseparable from questions of communication. Mapping Professional Practice for Social Care You will explore the domain of social care focusing on critical, reflective, research-informed academic and professional practice. This unit facilitates your development in academic practice as a basis for developing your professional practice in work-based learning units later in your studies, for graduate key skills and employability. Social Policy for Contemporary Social Issues You will be introduced to social policy and social care practice within the context of contemporary social issues. You will consider an historical and political perspective of social policy. This unit takes the question What are the health and social care issues facing today s society in Britain? as a starting point. Year 2 Engaging Communities and Delivering Social Care This unit explores the delivery of social care in communities and engagement with communities. It is in two parts. Part 1 examines policies and delivery of social care. Part 2 explores engagement with and representations of communities. Social Research Methodologies in Professional Practice This unit explores and develops knowledge around research skills and approaches within social research methodologies. Option units: Workbased learning Social Care and Social Work Organisational Communication Year 3 Independent Research Study for Social Care This unit enables you to integrate and apply your previous and current academic learning to complete an Independent Research Study. The focus, design and execution of the study will be determined by you the student and supported by a supervisor. Option units: Workbased learning 2 Social Care and the Criminal Justice System Managing in Social Care Health and Social Care Placements Placements are an important part of your development as a social care professional and you will have opportunities for placements during the second and third years of your course. Our dedicated placements staff will help you find placements that are right for you and your career aspirations. Social Care is an expanding field of employment in both the UK and the developing nations. The department works closely with local social care employers in statutory local social 6 Department of Social Care and Social Work

7 care organisations such as Health Care Trusts, voluntary organisations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Examples of placements on offer to our students include working for organisations such as the NSPCC, Richmond Fellowship, Seashell Trust, Prince s Trust, Lifeshare, Turning Point, The Wellspring and Age Concern. Placements provide you with an opportunity to build up your work experience in the sector and to sample work in the types of organisation that you may encounter in your future career. Mark Tompkins BA (Hons) Social Care A Social Care degree from MMU is helping Mark to realise his career ambitions. From leaving school, he had always been drawn to a career in Social Care and undertook a BTEC National Diploma in Health and Social Care to enable him to realise his dreams of going to University. Once here, Mark was impressed with the quality of the course programme The course is great, not only do students have the chance to be taught by excellent teachers who have vast experience within the area of Social Care, but also to have the opportunity to link academic learning directly into work based practice is invaluable Mark agrees that the three year programme can be challenging but feels that the effort is well worth it as linking theory with practice really develops your professionalism, confidence and selfpresentation skills. As a final year student, Mark is looking forward to completing his degree and wants to continue in the field by undertaking some further study via the MA Social Work programme to enable him to qualify as a Social Worker and work within the field of mental health. 7

8 Ian Warwick Ian is the Head of Department for Social Care and Social Work. Before coming to MMU Ian led Social Work and Criminal and Community Justice teams at other universities. He has been a lecturer in mental health for fifteen years. Prior to becoming a lecturer Ian spent fourteen years in various roles within the mental health services, in particular as an Approved Mental Health Professional. Thirty years ago he founded (in Sheffield) the first service for male sexual abuse survivors outside London and is a well-respected figure in the survivor community having been a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Rape and Sexual Abuse and executive member of The Survivor s Trust. Ian has spoken across the world in Australia, USA, Hong Kong, Ireland and the UK on the issues facing male sexual abuse survivors. 8 Department of Social Care and Social Work

9 Dr Martin King Martin is a principal lecturer and Head of the Social Care programme at MMU. With a background in Social Work and Community health, he brings a wealth of practical experience to the programme. Having previously studied as a journalist, Martin began working in social services specialising in public health and health promotions, which led him to teach in this area at MMU where he could develop his research interests. As well as supervising PhD students and conducting research with international colleagues, he has latterly wandered into criminology, analysing the representation of crime on television, in collaboration with colleagues at Salford University. Now enjoying his supervisory responsibilities, Martin encourages the dynamic growth of a research culture: There s a real push in the faculty to get more people involved in active research, he says. An increasing number understand that it s an important part of what we do. Sam Baron Sam has over 30 years experience of working in social work both as a practitioner and for the last 17 years as an academic in social work. She has experience of working in the Probation Service and for a Greater Manchester local authority as a Service Manager in mental health. Sam completed her social work training and Masters in Social Work at Manchester Metropolitan University and is delighted to have returned to lead Social Work at a time when the need for social work to support vulnerable people is increasing. Sam has extensive experience of working in partnership with employers regionally and nationally and undertakes consultancy to support organisational change within large public sector organisations. 9

10 Studying The academic year is divided into three terms, starting in September. If you enrol on a full-time route you can expect to devote around 35 hours to study each week; if you enrol for a part-time route the hours of study are significantly less, and spread typically over six years. Each year you will study four units of 30 credits each. These will be made up of core units for your chosen course and option units that you can select from an extensive range of titles. Timetabled classes Teaching techniques vary from formal lectures to practical sessions, presentations and group activity, supported by the use of our online Moodle system which will also give you access to your own personalised timetable so you know where you re supposed to be and when. You may find that this is a big shift from 6th Form and A level study: the emphasis at University is on your management of your working week, though we are here to help and guide you. Assessment The range of assessment in these courses reflects the nature of skills required to work in exercise and sport. Year 1 and 2 assessments include group work, presentations, and the production of various forms of written work including essays, reports, seminar papers and more extended pieces in the form of project and journal articles. Year 3 you will be required to complete a research project, as well as final examinations. Practice Placements Social Work We prepare our students for their professional careers by ensuring that during the degree programme they undertake 170 days in excellent practice settings. Practice placements are arranged into one 70 day placement in year 2 and a100 day placement in year 3. These take place across a range of Social Work settings. We believe that encouraging our students to experience the variety and diversity of the Social Work profession enables them to understand the link between theory and practice and provides them with the confidence and skills to become successful practitioners. We work closely with employers to generate and deliver a range of placements across a variety of sectors including statutory, private, voluntary and independent sectors and can involve work with adults, children, young people or their families. Social Care Students on the BA Social Care get the opportunity to work in a variety of settings across the social care sector. The experience students gain in placement can be invaluable in gaining the necessary experience that employers look for in a graduate. We have a well-developed network of employer partnerships that ensures students get the experience they want. 10 Department of Social Care and Social Work

11 It takes effort to balance Uni with placement, but I love working and learning through practice instead of just sitting in lectures. Suzanne, Social Work, 2012 Just being out there on the front line, working with people and putting theory into practice is an invaluable experience, you get to carry out the tasks that you ve been learning about in lectures. Tony, Social Work, 2012 My time on the course presented me with a platform to explore my strengths and gain the experience necessary to go directly into the field I had hoped. Because of the optional routes the degree offers, I was able to try a lot of units I had not previously realised related to the public sector. I was lucky enough to have two placements which really helped me consolidate the theory and put it into practice. I would recommend the degree to anyone that wanted versatility and the space to develop their own ideas, and I strongly advocate the optional placement in order to have some genuine experience to support your future plans upon graduating. Dionne Anderson 11

12 Teaching informed by research Research lies at the heart of our work in the department: it not only provides policymakers, professionals and social care providers with the tools they need to improve health and the quality of life within their services, but it also directly informs our teaching and how we develop our undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Research that improves quality of life Our research reflects the demands placed on voluntary organisations, public services, policymakers and employers and the issues affecting individuals, communities and populations. We undertake research in a number of key areas and the results of our work provide policymakers, professionals, social care providers, housing associations, families and carers, employers, researchers and others with the tools they need to improve health and quality of life within their services and activities. Our research connects closely to the interests of several departments across the University, reflecting research into the therapies, nursing, psychology, social work and social change, exercise, sport and rehabilitation science and interdisciplinary studies. The key strands of our research are: Health and social care professional practice, development and evaluation Learning disability Nutrition and health Emergency care Critical community and disability studies Urban regeneration and wellbeing Ageing and intergenerational practice Psychophysiological, neuropsychological and cognitive mechanisms Mental health and psychosis Arts for health and wellbeing Long term conditions and rehabilitation Technology, health and ageing Nursing interventions Asylum seekers and refugees Poverty, ethnicity and inequality Communication impairment Social policy impact and development Critical theoretical social research There is a real focus in this department on the research agenda; it s important that people realise that research lies at the heart of what we do and informs our teaching. Dr Martin King, Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Social Care 12 Department of Social Care and Social Work

13 International research and collaboration Our academic staff carry out research and consultancy with colleges, communities and partners in Cambodia, Serbia, Southern Africa and Vietnam. For example, Dr Jenny Fisher is working on a project with undergraduate college students in Serbia who are studying to become early years teachers. Her work with the colleges is helping to develop and harmonise the school curriculum for young Serbian children. Dr Ian Warwick has worked for several years in Cambodia supporting the development of services for sexually abused boys through consultancy on research and service delivery. He has also worked with asylum seeking men who were sexually abused in conflict zones in Africa. 13

14 An award-winning and outstanding student experience We work hard to provide you with a first-class student experience. The combination of integrated learning, student support with a focus on graduate employability and a great social life provides you with a well rounded education. First-class learning facilities Throughout your studies you can take advantage of a wide variety of flexible learning opportunities from face-to-face group work, lectures, seminars and tutorials. We have created some of the best learning environments of any university in the UK, from 25-seat tutorial suites to 300-seat lecture theatres, all featuring the latest technology to ensure you get the most out of every lecture, seminar and tutorial. MyMMU Our virtual online learning environment, Moodle, is sector-leading and brings everything together in one place: your student , your personalised course timetable, coursework, teaching materials, assessment deadline reminders, exams schedule, study materials, reading lists, online articles, audio and video clips, along with your assessment marks and feedback on your work from your tutor. It also provides a channel for keeping in touch with your tutors and fellow students outside of class and you can also use it to check updates on your fees and finance, the library and career development resources. University IT and technical suites Our technical suites are of the highest standard and you ll have access to training on technology and equipment that is industry-standard and used by the professionals. We ve recently invested over 2 million in student PCs and software and regularly update our learning and teaching equipment to ensure you have access to the very best equipment and support for your studies. Our IT Zones have extended opening hours for your convenience, and printing facilities and WiFi are available to you across the entire University. Library Libraries are a key part of your academic experience and ours have been winning annual awards for Customer Service Excellence since In addition to over 750,000 books you ll have access to a huge digital library of journals, e-books and research papers to support your studies. Open all year round and 24/7 at peak study and exam times, our main All Saints library has recently benefited from a multi-million pound refurbishment, with a new helpdesk, electronic book returns, chat zone and access to café facilities. Our library staff run regular information skills training sessions to ensure you can locate, access and select the most appropriate resources from the wealth of material available. Food and drink We have a superb selection of good value catering facilities across the campus, from grab-and-go barista-style cafés to spacious self-service hot food outlets. They are open at convenient times to fit around your studies and serve a range of economically priced hot and cold drinks, snacks and meals. We are one of only seven UK universities to have been awarded the Investors in People Gold standard. Winner of the 2013 Guardian newspaper s award for Best Student Experience. Awarded in recognition of the University s commitment to support and advance the representation of women in science, technology, engineering, medicine and mathematics. 14 Department of Social Care and Social Work

15 Student support services We re here to help you get the most out of your studies, with personal support from your tutors and advice and guidance from specialist student support staff. Personal tutor You will be allocated a personal tutor who will monitor your progress and be there to support you when you need it. Each year, this tutor will be a lecturer who teaches one of your units and therefore knows you and your work. Student hub The Student Hub, centrally located in the faculty, is your first port of call for face-to-face information, advice and guidance on a wide range of courserelated matters, and also for information about services and facilities. They can answer your questions about accommodation, student finance, careers, and accessing support if you have dyslexia or a disability. Student support officer Our student support officers can provide you with confidential and impartial advice on academic and pastoral issues. They advise on assessment problems, time management, exam technique, finance, employment or personal difficulties and work closely with the University s Counselling Service and the Students Union, to ensure that students have access to specialist advice and assistance if needed. Counselling The Counselling Service offers you the opportunity to talk to a professionally trained counsellor, in confidence, about any personal problems you may have. Both individual and group counselling is available free to all students who are registered with the University. The Counselling Service also runs workshops and courses on themes such as relaxation, stress management and confidence-building. Disability support We are committed to providing equal opportunities in education for all students. Our Learning Development Service provides a range of support for disabled students and students with specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia. Our advisers act as a contact within the University for current and prospective disabled students to provide support, information and advice on the resources which are available to them, both within the University and from external support agencies. Student accommodation You ll find an excellent choice of residential student accommodation in our university-owned, leased or partnership halls of residence. The halls are based on campus, or nearby, and others are a short bus ride away in residential areas of the city. Feeling safe and happy in your new home are important considerations when coming to University and our Welcome Teams will help you settle into your student accommodation when you arrive. Students Union As a student with us you will automatically become a member of the Students Union which is led by a team of student officers who are elected by our students to ensure that the needs and views of all students are considered. Our brand new 10 million Students Union building, located in the heart of the Manchester Campus, offers a range of services, including over 100 student clubs and societies, advice and representation, shop, café, bar and hot food outlet, events and much more. 15

16 Developing world-class professionals At the heart of our Social Care and Social Work curriculum lies a real focus on developing skills which will make you highly employable and an asset to any organisation. Your career prospects Our Social Care and Social Work graduates are well equipped for a dviers range of future employment as such the choice of possible career routes is diverse. After graduation there are opportunities for work within the National Health Service, in the private sector, or overseas. Due to the diverse nature of our degree programmes and the range of placement and practitioner options that they offer the range of career options open to our students is immense. Previous students graduates have pursued careers in Social Work, Education, the Probation Service, Youth and Community Work and Public Relations within the Public Sector. My tutor in particular really believed in me and gave me more confidence in myself, which helped me throughout the course, and her belief in me will stay with me during my career. Leigh Garside Your success With world-class facilities and dedicated professional staff, we work hard to ensure that our students graduate ready for the workplace. Careers and Employability Service We have a dedicated Careers and Employability Service, with a focus on developing and enhancing your employability skills and your employment options on graduating. You ll find our team of professionally trained careers advisers are on hand to help you at each stage of your university journey with us. Our services include: Career development workshops designed to equip you with essential skills such as CV writing and effective networking to help you secure your first graduate job. Access to extensive online resources including an online vacancy service, employability skills programme and careers advice by , all of which can be accessed at a time and place to suit you. Advice and guidance from our professionally trained Careers and Employability Advisers. Advice on the range of careers available to you with your degree specialism. Careers and employability resources and advice for up to three years after you graduate. Graduate employer fairs Each year there is a busy schedule of employer visits to the campus. The presentations enable you to meet employers from different sectors who are actively recruiting graduates. This is your opportunity to find out more about the company, the vacancies they have available, and their application process. Internships Our university Intern Scheme provides a number of internships within the University for our own graduates, which gives you valuable, real experience of working on projects within a range of departments and faculties. & 16 Department of Social Care and Social Work

17 Discover new talents Broaden your outlook with the MMU Futures scheme and enjoy more than 60 lively and challenging extra-curricular activities and events such as leadership training, volunteering, environmental and community projects, sports coaching and mentoring. Work experience Many of our courses encourage industrial and professional placements in the UK and Europe, which will give you a taste of your future professional life. We re well connected to take advantage of our location in the thriving North West, one of Europe s largest regional economies. Paid work As one of our students you can get paid work as a Student Ambassador via our Jobs4Students service allowing you to work around your studies and earn money at the same time. Mentor match The Mentor match scheme puts you in touch with a recent graduate or an experienced manager who is working in your chosen sector.they provide you with insider knowledge about their sector and share tips and advice to help you progress with your career. 17

18 Global connections We work in successful partnership with institutions and sponsors across the globe and are actively building this higher education network in order to reach new students as well as provide invaluable opportunities to our UK students. Kate Bowler BA (Hons) Primary Education, 2013 Erasmus Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Netherlands The Greater Manchester and Cheshire area is home to more international students than any other UK region outside London and the University welcomes more than 3,000 international students from over 130 countries to the UK every year. Studying abroad Many of our courses offer a three, six or ten month option to study abroad with one of our exchange partner institutions in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan and the USA, or in Europe through the Erasmus scheme. It s a great way to experience another culture, country and education system and our students tell us it s a life-changing experience. Working abroad International work opportunities are also available through the Erasmus work placement programme to help develop yourself and broaden your horizons. Students can apply for an Erasmus grant funded by the European Commission to help with the costs of working abroad. Uniwide languages All of our students have the opportunity to study a foreign language alongside their degree studies through the Uniwide languages scheme: you ll develop practical foreign language skills in speaking, reading and writing, from beginner to proficiency level. Foreign language knowledge provides a clear advantage in today s job market and can be an invaluable skill. Choose from Modern Standard Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Urdu, and English as a Foreign Language. Hilary Beck BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 2014 Worldwide exchange Buffalo State College, New York, USA Ayesha Ahmed BA (Hons) Sociology, 2014 Worldwide exchange Bridgewater State University, Massachusetts, USA James Brearley BSc (Hons) Physical Geography, 2014 Erasmus Malta Environment & Planning Authority, Malta 18 Department of Social Care and Social Work

19 Adam Soley BSc (Hons) Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 2013 Study trip The Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China Tirthankar Basu MBA 2007 Executive Vice President VAB Ventures Ltd Kolkata, India Zahra Jennings-Aziz BA (Hons) Primary Education, 2014 Worldwide exchange Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong Dr Jo-Pei Tan MSc International Creative Advertising 2012 Corporate Partnerships Coordinator, Adelaide Fringe Adelaide, Australia Rodgers Kazembe PG Dip Hotel and Catering Administration 1990 Managing Consultant KRN Hospitality Consultancy Lusaka, Zambia Kirilea Salomone MSc International Creative Advertising 2012 Corporate Partnerships Coordinator, Adelaide Fringe Adelaide, Australia 19

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