Studying a Masters in Social Work
Class of 2009
After finishing Fir Vale, I decided that I wanted to continue with my education and study at sixth form. Personally this was one of the best decisions I could have made because this is where I found my love/passion for sociology.
This was eventually the subject I chose to study at bachelors degree level. Since then I have gained life experiences through working in various sectors of clinical support work with vulnerable adults including the elderly, individuals with learning difficulties/disabilities and mental health concerns.
Currently I am studying my masters in social work because this is my passion.
Eventually I hope to specialise in therapy and support vulnerable adults who have suffered from trauma or have other mental health concerns.
My message to students is:
The best advice I can give to you all is to focus on completing your studies to the best of your ability. However, that’s just the beginning of your journey. Make sure that no matter what you don’t give up and keep pushing through it all. There will be times when it gets difficult but when you find something you love it will all be worthwhile.
Make sure you get as much as experience as you can because there is so much value in having experience. Academia is important yes but experience is vital.
I wish you all the best in your journeys to becoming the next accountants, doctors, dentists, police officers, social workers, nurses and so forth. Believe in yourselves because you can do it.