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Event brings together social work, education, midwifery, nursing, physio and occupational therapy students

Second-year students on our education undergraduate degrees recently participated in an inter-professional learning event that explored the theme of Working Together to Safeguard and Promote the Welfare of Children.

The annual event brings together students from across multiple courses including midwifery, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and social work students providing an opportunity for knowledge exchange and reflection.

Recommendations for good practice, talks from specialists working in the field and small group work by students formed the main elements of the day.

This year’s keynotes included:

  • Current themes from practice: the benefits of inter-professional learning and how to avoid potential pitfalls: Sarah Barwick, Safeguarding Midwife.
  • Experiences in Education: Ciaran Treloar, Deputy Head, Lewes Priory School.

Nicole Travnicek, studying Early Childhood Education and Care BA(Hons) said:

“I truly enjoyed to take part at the inter-professional learning event for Working Together to Safeguard and Promote the Welfare of Children. It was a day where professionals and students of various professional groups met and discussed the benefits and challenges of inter-professional work.

“It was very informative to hear real-life scenarios of experienced guest speakers, to discuss our views with peers and to start thinking and finding solutions to the occurring challenges. Within our group we found e that there is not a shared electronic communication platform for inter-professional work! All in all, a great day, which leaves me looking forward to further inter-professional learning events.”

Find out about studying education studies at the University of Brighton.

Christina Camm • February 3, 2023

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