Tracy Morgan BSc Social Work
What did you enjoy the most about the course and studying at Swansea University?
I enjoyed many things about the course and studying at Swansea. Firstly I have made lifelong friends. My favourite part of the course was when I was given the opportunity to put what I had learned at university into a work base placement within different social work settings.
What skills did you learn from completing the course and how did they help you get a job?
I learned many things that would enhance my practice at Swansea. The first year of the degree is mainly at university where a student completes 7 modules; this gives the student a really good knowledge base for going into practice.
What have you gone on to do since graduating?
Since qualifying I briefly became a child care relief officer before successfully getting a full time position within Cardiff Children’s Services as a qualified social worker.
Where are you currently working? What are you enjoying most?
I started work as a social worker in October 2014 and I am just about to complete my first year in practice.
I enjoy nearly all the aspects of my job; I am part of a very experienced team and I feel fully supported. My job is very diverse and I have new challenges daily. I work in Children’s Services in an intake and assessment team, the feedback I am having from my managers is I am progressing well. My main duties are to complete initial assessments and I have to identify whether a child is in need of support or protection from the local authority.
Is your current job related to the degree? If yes, how?
I achieved a first class honours degree and my job is very much related to the degree, I use all the knowledge I learned at university on a daily basis to improve my practice. I use the codes of practice, the national occupational standards, ethics, theories, legislation, anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive practice, refection and research to improve my practice and communication with service users, team members and other professionals.