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Social Work

Shauna O'Neill talks about her experience of studying at Edinburgh and why she chose to study social work with us.

Shauna O'Neill

Shauna O'Neill

Shauna O’Neill is in her 4th year in the School of Social and Political Science studying BSc Social Work.

"My voluntary work encouraged me to pursue my degree in social work as I always wanted to become more involved and focused on what I was achieving. I was drawn to Edinburgh because it is a great city and when living in it became an option I was delighted."

My student experience

"Finding the ability to achieve high grades, work a part time job and still hold a lively social life makes student life a very fun filled and active few years."

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My programme

"Social work is a very self-reflective degree and you spend a great deal of time thinking about your own self and how you can improve in order to help others. It can also be a very emotionally challenging degree and you can hear a lot of mind opening stories.

The most rewarding thing about studying Social work is the idea that you can make a huge difference to families and individuals lives. You potentially have the power to change an individual’s life for the better.

My favourite course has been ‘Making a Difference’, it gave me a complete overview of many social work areas and what exactly social work can entail."

The most rewarding thing about studying Social work is the idea that you can make a huge difference to families and individuals lives. You potentially have the power to change an individual’s life for the better. 

Shauna O'Neill 3rd Year, Social Work (BSc)

My future

"Studying Social Work is enhancing many life skills and teaching me many theories and concepts that will guide my field of work."

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