Meet our achievers for the Bachelor of Social Work.

Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)


Meet our featured achiever for the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)


"When making decisions about study, think about what feels right for you. I often look back and think if I had followed other people's advice or expectations, how unhappy I would be today. I am so glad that I listened to my heart and made the decision that felt right to me.

When I was in Year 12, I thought I would come to University to study Law. When it came time to select my preferences, I thought a bit more and realised that studying Law was no longer exciting for me. I wanted to do something to make a difference, and so I started researching other options. I came across the UON web page for Social Work, and it summed up everything I was looking for. I haven't looked back!

I still don't know where I will end up when I finish my degree. That is one of the great things about Social Work - there are so many avenues to choose from, from individualised case work to community development! I am learning more and more about the job opportunities available to me every week! For now, I am hoping to keep my options open, and look forward to discovering where this degree will take me."

"Every undergraduate social work student now graduates with Honours, which recognises the high standard of employable graduates that the University of Newcastle produces.Speech Pathology achievers

My experience at the University has been a really positive one. The Social Work cohort is relatively small and we all know each other quite well. I have made some really good friends, and feel really comfortable and supported by my peers within my degree.

There are so many services on campus – it's so convenient, with two banks, a post office, health services and now a pharmacy! The library provides a staffed study centre accessible 24 hours a day, which can come in really handy around assessment time!

You're never bored at UoN; there are always activities or events being held around campus, sometimes even a free BBQ! There are loads of social and sporting clubs to get involved with. The Forum gym and sporting fields on campus provide great spots for soccer training and indoor netball." - Liz

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