Postgraduate social work students will be able to benefit from reform to the bursaries system in Scotland after a Government announcement.
Learn about successful campaigns that have been supported by Campaign Collective, including several led by SWU members.
Students have once again written to Ministers to ask for an update on progress and a meeting to discuss their proposals for reform.
The Social Workers Union has submitted evidence to a formal review of student bursaries in Scotland to back campaigners calling for change.
Two social work students have been presented with special awards for their campaign to secure bursaries for students on placements in Scotland.
Social work students in Scotland have secured a major step forward in their campaign for bursaries in the final years of their studies.
SWU and SASW will work with our members and colleagues in professional bodies, other unions, and affiliates to accomplish sustainable changes.
The students also now have the backing of Social Work Scotland, alongside the existing support from SWU and SASW.
A powerful cross-party committee of MSPs has agreed to take action to support the need for social work university students’ to be provided with bursaries during the final years of their courses in Scotland.
Scottish Parliamentarians will debate a petition calling for bursaries for social work students on 22 March 2023 – watch it online!