As a mature student with a lengthy background in working with people I made the decision to return to full-time education. I was drawn to Stirling due to the high reputation it holds in this field. I am due to graduate in 2012 and I have found my time at Stirling challenging and demanding but also stimulating and rewarding. It has been thought-provoking and engendered growth in me both as a person and in my understanding of social work today. I feel the course is a robust preparation for practice, fostered by many excellent lecturers who openly encourage a questioning mind. The social work placements I have been fortunate enough to experience, have been invaluable opportunities, that have allowed me the privilege of stepping into real lives, address real issues and try to make a difference. I am glad I have had the experience of undertaking my training at Stirling; it lives up to its reputation.
Stevie Morrison Social Work student, Year 4.