Angharad Griffiths | Social Studies: Additional Needs (BA)

Angharad Griffiths Social Studies

Angharad Griffiths | Social Studies: Additional Needs (BA)

The lecturers and people on the course were amazing. It is good to have friendly people on your course. The best part for me was doing the dissertation because even though it takes over your life you get to choose your research and make that difference. 

Peter Williams | Advocacy (BA)

First Advocacy Graduates

Peter Williams | Advocacy (BA)

I am delighted to have graduated from this course, the first of its kind in the UK. I originally moved onto this course from a certificate course, which again was the first one in the UK. I currently work as a children’s advocate and I found the course very helpful in my chosen career of advocacy.

Congratulations to UWTSD's first cohort of Advocacy (BA) graduates. Read more

Maria Reynolds | Psychology and Counselling (BSc)

Maria Reynolds Psychology and Counselling

Maria Reynolds | Psychology and Counselling (BSc)

It really was an amazing end to a fantastic time at UWTSD. I have loved it all. My course was small and we were all really close with each other and our lecturers which made is easier to learn.

My dissertation examined why the LGBT community suffer more mental health issues and I was able to research thoroughly with help and advice from my lecturers. I really can’t thank them enough for all their help.

Ken O'Grady | Youth and Community Work (BA)

Ken O'Grady | Youth Work and Social Education (BA)

"I arrived at UWTSD as a mature student who hadn't studied in a while.  Completing a degree is definitely a challenge but it is completely possible with the great support you have from lecturers and other staff at the university.  Whether you need it or not, it's also great to know we have one of the best Student Services teams in the UK."

"In the programme, lecturers are Youth and Community Workers first: they treat you with the same respect, dignity, care and genuine interest as they would any young person - or 'older young person' who lands on the course.  You will grow as a person at UWTSD, I promise.  Lectures are a bonus."

"People often think of Youth and Community Work as a 'Mickey Mouse' degree.  If we could get away with writing assignments on pool and table tennis, it would have been pretty boring.  Instead, I'm leaving with new ideas and perspectives on work with young people that I never would have considered before.  I came here believing in young people and their I know why."

"At UWTSD, you really are a name  - not a number.  In a subject like Youth and Community Work, that is massive if you want to discuss issues at depth and explore your values with others.  With small lecture groups and lecturers who know you by name, you have the type of environment where you can be honest.  You feel safe to share your best ideas and discuss your worst practice - so young people experience better youth work at the end of the day.  That is what is important."

"Studying Youth and Community Work at UWTSD means doing Youth and Community Work and connecting theory to can challenge ideas, reflect on values and explore why we work with young people in certain ways and not in others.  You can agree (or disagree) with other youth workers and lecturers - and discover new ideas together whilst learning from each other.  More importantly, young people's voices and experiences are given more value than any textbook.  Youth Work is built on very specific values - Participation, Inclusion, Expression, Empowerment and Education: at UWTSD, a degree in Youth and Community Work is just the same."