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The School of Social Work annual conference: Great thinkers, great ideas, great impact

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Time: 9.15am - 4.00pm
Venue: Lawley Lecture Theatre, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
Price: Please see below

The School of Social Work annual conference: Great thinkers, great ideas, great impact

Kingston and St George's Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education is pleased to present this major one day social work conference, hosted by the School of Social Work.

The conference, chaired by visiting Professor Malcolm Payne, will provide a forum to debate social work's progress and discuss opportunities for its development. This is an opportunity to update your knowledge of best practice by attending workshops on current social work themes encouraging discussion among social work practitioners, service users, lecturers and students. You will also discover the latest research from the School of Social Work.

Plenary presentations on the day will be 'Loss, Grief and Transitions', 'The Social Model of Disability' and 'Empathy'. These will be presented by:

  • Dr Collin Murray Parkes OBE, Researcher, clinician, and lecturer on Bereavement, Stress and Disasters
  • Ann Macfarlane OBE, Disability Rights and Equalities Consultant
  • Professor David Howe, Professor at the University of East Anglia, Norwich

Programme

  • 9.15am - 10.00am: Registration and coffee
  • 10.00am - 10.20am: Welcome and introduction to the day
    Professor Julius Weinberg, Vice-Chancellor of Kingston University
  • 10.20am - 11.10am: 'Loss, Grief and Transitions'
    Dr Colin Murray Parkes, OBE
  • 11.10am - 11.30am: Tea and coffee
  • 11.30am - 12.20pm: ‘The Social Model of Disability'
    Ann Macfarlane, OBE
  • 12.20pm - 1.20pm: Lunch & Poster Exhibition
  • 1.20pm - 2.30pm: THEMED WORKSHOPS
  • 2.30pm - 2.50pm: Tea and coffee
  • 2.50pm - 3.35pm: ‘Empathy'
    Professor David Howe
  • 3.35pm - 3.45pm: Summary and Closing remarks
    Professor Andy Kent, Dean, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
  • 3.45pm: Close

Booking

  • Kingston University or St George's, University of London members of staff or students: FREE to attend
  • External participant: £30.00 including lunch

All registration and external participant payment must be processed online via the online booking form.

Please be aware that places at this event are allocated on a first-come first-served basis, so be sure to register your attendance.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Jess Simons
Email: j.simons@sgul.kingston.ac.uk

Directions

Directions to Lawley Lecture Theatre, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB:

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