Social Work Students Lay down the Law
12 March 2019
Last month Heart of Worcestershire College’s (HoW College) BA (Hons) Social Work students laid down the law as they visited the Palace of Westminster to learn about the process of law-making.
Staying on the right side of the law, the students toured the House of Parliament and the House of Lords. During the trip the students also headed over to the Supreme Court for a further tour, where they were challenged by their guide to consider some of the arguments the Supreme Court considers when balancing the rights and responsibilities of people in our society.
The students also had the opportunity to hear about the life of an MP from the MP for Yardley, Jess Phillips.
Talking about the trip, social work student, Amy Halstead said:
“London was amazing, the Houses of Parliament were not just interesting but beautiful. It gave us a real insight into how laws are formed which will be brilliant for our Law module.”
HoW College’s Practice Learning Co-ordinator - BA (Hons) Social Work Programme, Caroline Fitzmaurice, added:
“The trip was a great opportunity for the students to learn about the UK legal system and the origins of the legislation that is the basis of social work practice.
A good day was had by all!”
HoW College prides itself on its ability to offer students a number of opportunities to enhance their college based learning by including trips, visits and work experience.
HoW College offers a full degree in Social Work validated by Birmingham City University. For more information please visit: http://www.howcollege.ac.uk/courses/social-work