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Humber Social Work Teaching Partnership is partnership between local employers and the region’s leading academic institutions with the aim of recruiting the highest calibre candidates into the social work profession.

The partnership comprises the University of Hull, representatives from the service user and carer group and the Voluntary, Private, Independent sector, Hull City Council, East Riding Council, North East Lincolnshire Council, North Lincolnshire Council, Humber NHS Trust, NAViGO, and FOCUS Adult Social Work, and provides a supported journey through academic study into full time employment.

Alongside academic work which has been developed jointly between academics and practitioners, the partnership also provides students with:

  • statutory placements and real-life experience
  • intensive support and mentoring
  • access to the latest learning resources
  • strength-based and solution-focused learning
  • guaranteed interview with one of the partners upon graduation
  • a supported journey through academic study into full time employment
  • a great place to live, study and work

Our Partnership

The Humber Teaching Partnership is shaped by a long history of successful collaborative working between the local authorities and universities around social work recruitment, training and development. Starting as a consortium the partnership has now developed to incorporate strategic vision and leadership for the development of social workers in the region. The Humber Social Work Teaching Partnership have come together to formulate and deliver a model of social work education and service delivery which is focused on, and embedded in, the needs of diverse local communities.

Our Vision

Inspiring social workers, excellence in practice, delivering positive outcomes.

Improve outcomes for vulnerable children and adults through excellent social work practice. Our partnership is working together as a centre of excellence and innovation in social work education at qualifying and post qualifying levels to create a highly skilled and expert social care workforce.

Our hopes for you when you join the Partnership

  • Choose a long term career in social work
  • Choose to study in the Humber area
  • Choose to stay in the Humber area
  • Are skilled and equipped to deliver an outstanding service to children, adults, and families as part of an exceptional regional workforce

Who we are

The Humber Social Work Teaching was established to recruit the highest calibre candidates and develop them into ‘work-ready’ graduates for the social work profession, guiding and supporting students on their journey with mentoring and placement activity, access to the latest learning resources and guaranteed interviews with partners on graduation.

The Partnership comprises:

Including service user and carer representation along with partners from the private, voluntary and independent sectors.

Student experience

The University of Hull is committed to the ultimate in student experience. With our luxury on campus accommodation, The Lawns Student village and student properties in the vibrant avenues of the Newland Ward and Cottingham, student living really is at its best. Our award winning Student Union ensures Students are provided with a range of support services and representation across all areas of the University including access to over 100 societies and sports clubs. Alongside this are state of the art sports and fitness facilities that are currently undergoing exciting improvements, our own bar and nightclub complex and a plethora of fabulous and varied food outlets. There is so much on offer – why go anywhere else?

Key staff profiles

Penny Donno

Principal Children and Families and Social Worker - East Riding of Yorkshire Council

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Megan Dennison

Principal Children and Family Social Worker - North East Lincolnshire Council

Amy Turner

Private, Voluntary, Independent Sector Rep

Sharon Hunter

East Riding of Yorkshire council adult PSW

Jane Tinker

Principal Children and Families and Social Worker - Hull City Council

Laurie Bryant

Lead Representative - Service User and Carer Group

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Fran Ashton

Principal Social Worker – Humber NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Miriam Stevenson

Project Development Manager, Humber Social Work Teaching Partnership

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Tom Hewis

Principal Social Worker for Children and Adults, North Lincolnshire Council

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Dave Marsland

MA (DipSW) Director of Centre for Applied Research and Evaluation (CARE)

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Dr Luke Cartwright

BA (Hons), MA, FHEA

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Lisa Revell

Director of Social Work

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Dr Janet Walker

Deputy Head of School

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Christine Jackson

Head of Case Management, Performance & Finance and PSW for adults in North East Lincolnshire

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Liz Walker

Senior Lecturer

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Jenny Dagg

University of Lincoln Senior Lecturer (CPD Lead)

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Victoria Burton

BA Programme Director

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