Social Work Lecturers Lisa Revell and Vicky Burton from the Social Work Department recently accompanied four students Emily Merrifield, Jay Sundal, Carol Johnstone and Phillipa Isaac to the successful and invigorating International Student Conference at the University of Mid Sweden in Ostersund, Sweden 3rd - 7th April. The international partnership is a collaboration between four European universities; Mid Sweden University in Ostersund Sweden, The University of Applied Science in Vienna Austria, CARITAS - College of Social Work in Olomouc- Czech Republic & The University of Hull, England. Staff were funded through the Erasmus scheme and three students received partial funding through the Faculty following a competitive process based on abstract submission.
The theme for this years conference was' Social Workers as Critical Advocates' and given this current political climate across Europe, this could not have been more apt. Pictures show a social activist movement #freehugs and students presenting at the conference.