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Team Around the Student Webinar

Updated: Feb 1

The aim of the webinar was to improve the Quality, Quantity and Sustainability of Practice Education within the West Midlands. Providing supportive sessions to first line team managers or those with supervisory responsibilities to improve their level of confidence with facilitating student placements within their team in the current practice context (Covid-19).

The session increased a greater understanding of what is involved when placing a student within their team and how to put this into practice. Furthermore, the session will explore support offered to the Practice Educators (PEs).


During the day, we heard from different perspectives including; How the HEIs select their student and ensure readiness for practice.​ Considerations to be made; to include reasonable adjustments, cultural sensitivity, emotional support requirements. The Student Perspective​. Practice Educator, Team Manager and Learning Organisation.

We also asked at the beginning of the day how confident delegates currently felt about placing students within their teams. Overall the feeling was split between unsure and not very confident.

Towards the end of the training we asked how their confidence levels were now. Below are two poles captured during the presentation which show a considerable change in opinion.














We asked delegates to tell us three words describe their confidence levels now:















If you were unable to attend the event, we recorded the webinar which can be viewed below.

What did you think about the course? We would really appreciate it if you could take 5 minutes to complete our survey found here.


The slides are also available as a downloadable PDF.


Team around the student slides (1)
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Some useful links that were shared during the presentation can be found below:

How is Racism Understood in literature about black and ethnic minority ethnic social work students in Britain

Fairtlough, B. (2014). Black social work students’ experiences of practice learning: Understanding differential progression rates.

Schaub, J. (2015). Issues for Men’s Progression on English Social Work Honours and Postgraduate Degree Courses. Social Work Education, 34(3), 315–327.

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