The University of Alicante celebrates half a century of Social Work
Alicante, 22 October 2015
The University of Alicante will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Social Work undergraduate study programme in Alicante (1964-2014) on Friday, 23 October, from 5pm to 8:30 pm at the UA Auditorium. The event will be addressed to and attended by alumni, academic staff, students, administration and services staff, past and present internship tutors in social work studies, as well as all those interested. After the 50th anniversary ceremony, a dinner will follow from 9 pm in Social Club I, next to the Auditorium.
UA Social Work undergraduate degree has been a leading study programme all over Spain for a decade now. The degree is listed first in the «50 carreras» ranking produced by El Mundo paper, which includes the most requested degrees by students as well as the best rated academic institutions in Spain. The ultimate goal of Social Work undergraduate degree is to train graduates for professional practice as social workers and empower them for the use and application of diagnostic evaluation, prognosis, treatment and resolution of social problems by applying specific methods in social, family, group and community intervention, and train them to plan, program, project, implement, coordinate and evaluate services and social policies.
Concerns about quality in education have always been present in the teaching activity of Social Work studies in Alicante, as well as the fact that the latest data collected show that employment among its graduates reaches an occupancy rate of around 78%.