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Sarah Stancer

Social Work

Why did you decide to study social work?

I chose to study social work as I have worked closely with social workers in my employment. I admired the work that the social workers did and I felt that I shared the same qualities as them.

Why did you choose to study at Northumbria?

I chose Northumbria because of the recommendations that I had received from friends. Staff, fellow students and service users were very welcoming and friendly.

What has been your best experience of the course so far?

It is hard to choose as there have been so many; however, I think the most memorable thing has been my second placement as I learned such a lot in a short space of time and made new contacts. I saw how everything we had covered on the course could be applied in practice.

What do you hope to do upon graduation?

Since commencing my course I have started to see Newcastle as home and therefore when I graduate I would ideally like to gain employment within this area. I am hoping to gain employment in an area of interest which will allow me to continue to develop my skills and knowledge in social work.

Where do you see your career in five years time?

In five years time I hope that I shall be considering doing or have completed a Masters degree which will add to my personal and professional development.

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