Working with Children, Young People and Families tutor message

Hello, my name is Gary Pykitt and I am the interim Course Leader for Working with Children, Young People and Families BA (Hons) at Birmingham City University (BCU).

With the start of University just around the corner for you, I thought it would be useful to share some thoughts as you prepare for this exciting next step. I am really looking forward to welcoming you to our friendly School of Education and Social Work for this innovative course in September 2017.

Working with Children, Young People and Families is a fascinating area through which you will explore issues related to health, education and social work, which will open up many possible careers to you.

If you want to get a head start on your course, I would recommend that you absorb as much information as you can; read newspapers, listen to the radio, watch the news, TED broadcasts and political review programmes – anything connected to education, health or social issues. The more you understand about current affairs and are able to articulate your views and ask thoughtful questions, the more you will gain from your sessions, visits and workshops.

In your first semester you will be introduced to all key areas of the course and will build upon these over the next three years, drawing upon the significant expertise of a range of professionals with whom you will be engaging.

Throughout the course, we will support you as a group and individually to make the transition into higher education and to gain all that you can from studying Working with Children, Young People and Families at BCU.

Come ready to think, talk and challenge.

We can’t wait to welcome you and if you have any questions at all in the meantime please do not hesitate to drop me an email and I will do my best to help.

I hope to see you soon.