Explore Social Work and Integrated Practice at Salford
Social Workers are required to intervene in the lives of vulnerable people and people in crisis making decisions which impact directly on individuals, families and society. Our social work courses open up a challenging and rewarding career in social work, social justice and political activism within the diverse field of social care.
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What Can We Offer You?
Our programmes are approved by Social Work England and the NMC
We are one of the largest and most reputable providers of Social Work education in the UK
You will benefit from our excellent links with various agencies, providers and partners through guest lectures and placement opportunities
Emma's Story - Graduate
Emma studied Learning Disabilities Nursing and Social Work (Integrated Practice) and tells us about her experience.
I chose Salford because it is one of the three universities in the UK that deliver this joint course – and you graduate with one degree but two qualifications.
I went on six practice placements which equipped me with lots of experience, as well as opening my eyes to what kind of job opportunities would be available once I had qualified. My final placement was with the Salford Royal Foundation Trust. I worked alongside the Joint Adults Learning Disabilities Team, who work with people from the age of 18 with learning disabilities. Throughout my time with the team, I learnt a lot of skills I use in my everyday practice now. I learned how much a learning disabilities nurse means to the people we support, some of the client group also spoke at the event in London and they were able to share how much of an impact we have on their lives.
You had to complete 100 days in practice, and at the end of my placement the manager actually offered me a temporary contact. I then went on to apply for a permanent job where I was successful and secured a permanent position.
I have gone on to develop nursing and social work skills in my everyday practice working alongside social workers, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, art therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists.
I still work on this team as a community nurse and I really love what I do.
Explore Life In Salford
From becoming an undergraduate student to on-campus accommodation, we've got you covered. Take a look at the information below to get a feel for all things Salford life.
Campus Life. Big City Buzz.
Study at Salford really is the best of both worlds. Our Peel Park campus is set in 46 square kilometres of lush, green space to enjoy. But we're also just over a mile away from the big city buzz of central Manchester - voted the UK's most liveable city two years running.
Famous for music, culture, sport, art and science, the cities of Manchester and Salford offers an unrivalled student experience where you can balance your studies with world-class culture, exciting events and legendary nightlife.
Becoming an undergraduate student
Choosing a university is one of the biggest decisions you'll make - and we want to help you make the right one.
We know university life isn’t all about studying – sometimes you have to have fun, too – and there are plenty of things to do outside of academia across our campuses.
From joining a club or society, to taking part in a gym class, to meeting up with friends for lunch in Atmosphere bar and café: when you're not working on your next assignment or research project, you can be enjoying the perks of being on campus at the University of Salford.
Living in student accommodation is a great way to get settled into university life and meet new people. We've got some great accommodation options to choose from, including Peel Park Quarter - recently voted one of the best halls of residence in the UK.
If you have any further questions, our friendly team will be happy to answer them for you. You can contact us through email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545.