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Collaborate | Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

The Department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing takes commissions from partners who want to research and evaluate aspects of their own activity.

Our breadth of knowledge exchange is illustrated by the range of partners that we work with in communities which includes the public sector organisations in health and wellbeing and third sector organisations. We work with our partners to enhance policies, services and processes to support innovation through engagement. 

Our enterprise and engagement activities occur through a variety of approaches such as workforce development, research, consultancy and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP). Our expertise is underpinned by research and professional practice in the following areas:

  • Children, family and communities
  • Disability
  • Early Years
  • Education – School and Post Compulsory Sector
  • Guidance and Counselling
  • Public and Community Health
  • Participatory Social Research and Evaluation

 Discover how you can work with our expert academics to enhance your organisation.

Current Research & Consultancy

Find out more about some of the on-going work within the department:

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Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

At Northumbria University, our higher and degree apprenticeships are more than a learning programme; they are a partnership. We work with organisations to create courses that meet the demands of businesses.



CPD and Short Courses

Our Continual Professional Development (CPD) courses are designed to open up exciting new possibilities for individuals and organisations. By increasing skills and knowledge and introducing new ways of thinking and working we create impact in performance at all levels.

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