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Hall of Fame for our Forensic Medicine Social Work service

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15th November, 2022

Congratulations to our Forensic Medicine Social Work team in Newcastle who have been inducted into the University of Newcastle’s Work Integrated Learning Hall of Fame as part of the 2022 Employability Excellence Awards.

The Awards recog­nise organ­i­sa­tions such as NSW Health Pathol­o­gy that pro­vide pro­fes­sion­al prepa­ra­tion oppor­tu­ni­ties for stu­dents and sup­port the uni­ver­si­ty to pro­duce ‘life ready’ graduates.

Our Foren­sic Med­i­cine Social Work team has been work­ing close­ly with the uni­ver­si­ty since 2011, pro­vid­ing facil­i­tat­ed expe­ri­en­tial work­shops to all third and fourth year Social Work stu­dents as part of their field edu­ca­tion expe­ri­ence as well as host­ing stu­dents on placement.

Our team also pro­vides direct input into the devel­op­ment and deliv­ery of key areas of BSW (Hons) course con­tent such as grief and loss, the­o­ry and prac­tice, vio­lence and trau­ma, inter­per­son­al skills, group-work and organ­i­sa­tion­al practice.

“We have a strong com­mit­ment to help­ing devel­op social work grad­u­ates who are fit and ready for prac­tice in this chal­leng­ing, mean­ing­ful and life-chang­ing pro­fes­sion”, said Dan­ny Nugus, Senior Foren­sic Med­i­cine Social Worker.

“We have many Uni­ver­si­ty of New­cas­tle grad­u­ates employed at Foren­sic Med­i­cine New­cas­tle who also did their place­ment with us.”

“The major­i­ty of social work­ers employed at Foren­sic Med­i­cine New­cas­tle are Uni­ver­si­ty of New­cas­tle grad­u­ates, many of whom did a place­ment with us.”

“What sets these stu­dents apart is that the Bach­e­lor of Social Work pro­gram has both an expe­ri­en­tial learn­ing mod­el and an Hon­ours degree with a research com­po­nent that equips grad­u­ates with the aca­d­e­m­ic integri­ty, research eth­ic and trans­fer­able knowl­edge and skills that are inte­gral to effec­tive, eth­i­cal, safe and sus­tain­able social work prac­tice,” said Danny.

Well done to the team – we are grate­ful and proud of the impor­tant work you do to sup­port bereaved families.

Newcastle Forensic Medicine Social Work team
The New­cas­tle Foren­sic Med­i­cine Social Work team


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