A first year experience of a social work student

Social Work student - Sue Brookes

We spoke to Sue during her first year to find out what it had been like:

Sue Brookes

"You’ve made a great choice applying for social work!

I know the next couple of months can be a bit scary if you’re waiting on results and preparing for university but, trust me, this is a great place to be!

Your time here is all about you and what you make it. The more you put in, the more you will get out and have the most amazing time along the way!

day in the life - social work - 7.15am

After driving in, I arrive in Birmingham and meet up with some fellow Social Work students for morning coffee at Philpotts, before taking a 20-minute stroll into Uni.

day in the life - social work - 7.45am

I arrive at Uni and meet up with more students for a catch-up before classes start.

day in the life - social work - 8.50am

Quick chat with tutors as they wander past to start their day, then it’s off to class ready to start at 9am.

day in the life - social work - 11am

Head to The Social Kitchen, the Students’ Union café bar, for an early lunch.

day in the life - social work - 12pm

Back to class, and then on to the library for group work.

day in the life - social work - 2pm

Classes are finished for the day, but it’s back to the library for me so I can grab some books before I begin the journey home.