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How to write a Ucas personal statement
Online Master of Social Work (MSW) | University of Kentucky | UK
I would like to study Social Work at degree level as it is an area of great interest and personal significance to me. Having gained experience in this sphere and a strong desire to learn more about it, I feel I would be well suited to such a course. For some time, my aim has been to become a social worker, and I have worked hard returning to education to make it a possibility. I would very much like to work in a field that involves helping and caring for others, a wish that has partly been shaped by a number of events in my life.
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Having spent the last four years working in the social care field, I have come to realise that my passion lies in helping people who are less advantaged. I am currently taking an access to higher education course to further my ambition to become a social worker. Until recently I was working in a residential home with adults with learning disabilities ranging from mild to severe. I worked with individuals who also have bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's and challenging behaviour. This gave me great insight into the role of a social worker as I was attending multi-disciplinary care reviews helping service users to determine their present needs and wishes and identify future goals and desired outcomes, on an ongoing basis, whilst promoting empowerment, individuality, rights, responsibilities, identity and self esteem.
The faculty of the School of Social Work have the responsibility of evaluating your application. You will be submitting a variety of evidence concerning your ability to undertake a graduate program in social work. Use the questions that follow to complete your personal statement.