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Wednesday 2 June 2021 Open Day

Black Men and Men of Colour Careers in Social Work

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Wednesday 2 June 2021
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This is an event aimed at supporting Black Men and Men of Colour who are thinking of starting a career in social work by joining our university social work degree programmes. Do you want to be a role model? Want to give back to your community? Book a place on this Zoom event which has been jointly organised by Goldsmiths University of London in collaboration with the University of Central Lancashire. You will receive a zoom link when you register The event will be hosted by Andrew Linton from Goldsmiths based in London (Andrew can be contacted at, and Aidan Worsley from UCLan based in Preston (Aidan can be contacted at This is a joint event aimed at supporting Black Men and Men of Colour who are thinking of starting a career in social work by joining our university social work degree programmes. We will be joined by Wayne Reid, Professional Officer with BASW (British Association of Social Workers, a panel of current students will share some of their experiences of being on a social work programme – and some professional service staff. It will be a two-hour, informal event – with lots of time for questions and discussion. The provisional agenda is as follows: 1. Welcome and introductions – A brief overview of the current social work profession 2. Why a career in Social Work? Including motivations, rewards, salaries and the areas of practice that qualified social workers engage with 3. Reasons to Join Goldsmiths or UCLan’s Social Work Programmes- the two universities have different routes and pathways to qualification – we will look at what programme suits different people with different experiences. We will also cover issues around inclusion and study support. 4. Listening to the experiences of some current students who are black males and males of colour – including an opportunity to ask students about what it felt like for them. Break 5. How to Apply and Entry Requirements 6. Selection and Assessment of Candidates 7. Fees and Bursaries We will have space for questions throughout the event. We will provide contact details for any further information participants may want and will send out information packs to all participants. We are interested in learning about how useful participants felt the session was and will also ask if we can contact you about that by email after the event.

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Goldsmiths, University of London

A UK top 20 university
Part of the internationally recognised University of London for more than a century, Goldsmiths is one of the world’s top 100, and the UK’s top 20, universities for the arts and humanities. We offer undergraduate, postgraduate and return-to-study opportunities in these areas, and we’re also known for subjects covering the social sciences, computing, teacher training and management.

Creative, innovative and relevant
We look at subjects in creative and unconventional ways, but everything we do is based on the highest academic standards of teaching and research. Many of our lecturers and academics are active in the creative and cultural industries, so your learning will be informed by currently practice and you’ll develop relevant real-world skills.

A bright future
We’ll work hard to make sure that the skills you develop at Goldsmiths are relevant, that your talents are supported, and that your career motivation is nurtured. You’ll benefit from:

  • Work placements on some of our degree programmes.
  • Invaluable work experience through the volunteering opportunities organised and supported by the Students’ Union.
  • Personal development opportunities including the Gold Award, which can help you recognise and develop the skills and experience that employers are looking for.
  • Professional accreditation on completion of some of our degrees.
  • Workshop programmes offered by our Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, which help develop enterprise and entrepreneurial skills and encourage you to think creatively about your future.
  • The facilities and expertise of the Goldsmiths Careers Service, which is part of The Careers Group, University of London – the largest careers service in the country.

Our graduates go on to do amazing things. Find out more at

Financial support
Our financial support package for undergraduates is one of the most generous of any London university. For new undergraduates starting this year, we have scholarships, bursaries and fee waivers to help you fund your studies. We also have a range of scholarships, bursaries, departmental awards and PhD studentships available for postgraduate students. Postgraduates can also take advantage of the new government Postgraduate Loan Scheme.

Find out more about our funding for undergraduate and postgraduate students by visiting

London living
Goldsmiths is located in New Cross, South East London. A vibrant, urban area with a thriving music and arts scene, it’s known as a hub of creative talent. Excellent transport links take you into central London in less than 15 minutes, and it’s also a great base to explore other parts of South East London as well as further afield. Find out more at
Another benefit of being in London is that there are good opportunities for finding part-time employment while you study, which will help supplement your income.

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