Presentation on theme: "Fifth Annual Regional Social Work PhD Summer Seminar ‘Doing Social Work Research’ Friday 4 th July 2014 WELCOME! Please introduce yourself to people sitting."— Presentation transcript:
Fifth Annual Regional Social Work PhD Summer Seminar ‘Doing Social Work Research’ Friday 4 th July 2014 WELCOME! Please introduce yourself to people sitting nearby
65 th Anniversary 65 years since the School of Social Studies was founded at the University of Sheffield
January 1, 1949 The University of Sheffield goes ahead with its plans for a School of Social Studies. Social work was taught here from the outset (initially as a Certificate in Social Studies).
January 1, 1962 A Postgraduate programme for trainee social workers replaces the old Certificate in Social Studies
January 9, 1975 The 'Joint Unit for Social Services Research' is established in the Department Aimed to promote the integration of social work teaching and the practice of research in the social services, and to provide a forum for the exchange of information/ideas about research in the social services.
Social Work PhDs Long history of social work related research in the Department. Over the years there have been many PhD students whose research has been in this area. But it wasn’t until 2005 that the ESRC formally recognised Social Work as a subject area for Doctoral training. The University of Sheffield was one of the first universities to be awarded ESRC recognition for Social Work. In 2010, the universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York came together to form the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre (DTC). One of the pathways within the DTC is Social Work and today’s event is a Social Work Pathway activity – the Annual Regional Social Work PhD Summer Seminar.
Broad Approach ‘The aim of the White Rose DTC Social Work Pathway is to develop Social Work disciplinary identity and capacity that includes a strong interdisciplinary element.’ The Annual Regional Social Work PhD Summer Seminar has a broad remit in that it is open to PhD students studying within Yorkshire – this is the fifth such event. There is no expectation that students are registered as ‘Social Work PhD students’ – the intention is to include PhD students from any discipline whose research has links with social work. Everyone is very welcome here today and we hope you will enjoy the day.