SWU announces theme for 2023 World Social Work Day Essay Competition

"Respecting diversity through joint social action" World Social Work Day, 21st March 2023 | #WSWD23 | IFSW, SWU

Social work students and apprentices: submit your best argument for this year’s question for the chance to win one of four grants of £500.

The Social Workers Union (SWU) has announced the theme for our annual essay competition for World Social Work Day and we are excited to see what social work students and apprentices have to say!

The SWU Assignment question for this year is:

“How can social workers best support the diverse communities across the UK who are making change through joint social action?”

The SWU Assignment competition is open to undergraduate and postgraduate social work students and social work apprentices across the UK. The competition will open for entries on World Social Work Day (March 21st).

All completed assignments will be judged by a Panel. Up to four of the most compelling arguments within the word limit of 750-1000 words will win a grant of £500 each.

Click here to see the flyer with further competition details.

You can also visit the SWU Assignment webpage to see winning essays from previous years.

John McGowan, General Secretary of SWU, said, “Last year’s World Social Work Day Assignment Competition was a great success and I am happy that this will be continuing this year. The quality of entrants last year was excellent and hopefully interest will remain high once more. Please share with as many Social Work Students and Apprentices as possible.”

Please be sure to forward your completed assignment before the closing date with a covering letter giving your name, address, university, year of study and academic tutor (if appropriate) to: joanne.marciano@swu-union.org.uk

The assignment should be typed, have your full name, the assignment question as the title, and must follow an academic process; such as word count and Harvard Referencing System.

The closing date for the competition is Friday 23rd June 2023 at 5pm.