• Home   /  
  • Archive by category "1"

Writing A Personal Statement For Social Work

We hope our collection of UCAS Social Work personal statements provides inspiration for writing your own. Please do not plagiarise them in any way, or UCAS will penalise your application. Our Personal Statement Editing & Review Services are available if you feel you need a little extra help.

If you are applying to university in the USA, please visit Studential.com/us.

Social Work Personal Statement

Prior to my residency in the UK, I have lived in one of the developing countries of Africa-Nigeria- a country where social inequality, poverty, social injustice and lack of respect for human right prevail...

I have decided to take up the course in social work because firstly the subjects which I am doing sociology looks at people and society's problems, I have in this subject done work on family and at the moment doing religion, this has fascinated me to help people who are facing problems such as abuse in families...

Social Work Personal Statement

The one thing I have always known I'd like to do with my life is to help people. I'm applying for a course in social work because essentially making a difference in people's lives is the most important aspect of a future career to me, than any other...

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...

Social Work Personal Statement

Social Work is something I have always been interested in, especially working with children and families. Helping people overcome obstacles and difficulties and making the most of themselves is a very rewarding yet challenging career...

Social Work/Sociology Personal Statement

For as long as I can remember, I have always been interested in the interactions of human beings and on a larger scale how human behaviour affects society. I have a particular interest in social care which is an area I believe, cannot be embarked upon lightly...

Social Work Personal Statement

I am a people’s person. I am passionately interesting in listening to people’s problem and finding strategies to help solve them. In everyday life people go through difficulties that make life impossible to them to live...

Social Studies Personal Statement

I have chosen to study a Social Studies Degree as it is a passion of mine to work with young people and provide opportunities for them that wasn’t there for me. I’ve always had the responsibility of putting other people before myself and being there for others, from the age of thirteen standing in for my mother was my duty- where other children my age had regular tasks of house cleaning and regular chores I also had the tasks of looking after my younger brother and being there for my younger relatives...

Social Policy & Sociology Personal Statement

For a number of years, I have had an interest in the workings of society namely social structures and their impact on individuals and society as a whole. I believe that having a firm understanding of society is the first step towards overcoming social problems...

Social Work Personal Statement

Education is of great value to me and I take it very seriously. To be given the opportunity to study further is of great importance to me and I intend to go as far as I possibly can with it, with the aim of going on to do a masters degree in the future...

Social Work Personal Statement

I am applying to become a Social Worker with young people or children and families, because I hope the professional training and expertise provided by the course will support me in helping vulnerable people cope with challenges...

Social Work Personal Statement

My reasons for wanting to become a Social worker are quite varied, the main one being to assist people in realising their potential and helping them reach their goals, and at this stage of my life I believe the experiences I have gained are extremely transferable in terms of working with the general public; mostly drawn from my profession as a hairdresser (owning my own salons) both here and abroad...

Social Work Personal Statement

I have chosen to take up the social work course because firstly I'm at college doing a HNC Social Science course and two of the subjects im doing is; Sociology which has gave me my ambition to be a social worker...

Social Work Personal Statement

The services encompassed within social care have played a significant part in my life on both a personal and professional level. It is through these collective experiences that I developed a deeper insight into the role of a social worker and the transformative support provided through it...

Social Work Personal Statement

What can be more rewarding than finishing work, going home knowing you have made a difference in someone's life? In society we have individuals who need caring and support for them to have quality lives and be healthy beings...

Social Work Personal Statement

My reasoning behind deciding to pursue a career in social work stems from my seemingly innate desire to see others succeed in fulfilling their potential. Although it feels somewhat of a cliché, my passion and desire for the field of social work originates from a genuine wish to make a positive difference in people’s lives...

Social Work Personal Statement

I’m applying for the social work course because of my personal experience. I know that being a social worker is very challenging, lot of hard work but a rewarding career all the same. This profession deals with social problems in human relation, empowerment, liberation and well-being of the people you are trying to help...

Admissions committees view the statement as:

  1. “A way of understanding how the applicant developed her interest in social work and how she has experienced her interest through employment, internships, and/or volunteer experiences”. The statement helps the committee understand if the applicant’s decision to pursue a career in social service is grounded in a realistic view of the profession.
  2. A sample of the applicant’s writing. Schools of social work believe that good writers are good thinkers. Expressing oneself clearly, intelligently and succinctly in written form is essential to success in social work school. “The ability to analyze problems and formulate sound realistic and practical solutions is center to being a social work student and professional.”
  3. How well the applicant follows instructions. Committees expect applicant to be through and thoughtful in following instructions. “Neglecting to follow directions can project an image of sloppy and careless work.”

Hints

  • Make a through self-assessment before writing your statement. List jobs, volunteer positions and internships. Take an inventory of any experiences that somehow contributed to your interest in social work.
  • Begin with a well thought-out introduction.       Avoid “I’ve-always-been-a-people-person-and-I-want-to-work-with-people” type statement. Or “I was born to be a social worker. I know the exact moment that I wanted to be a social worker. I was 5 year old”.
  • Identify the skills you attained as a result of your experience.
  • Discuss the personal qualities you bring to the profession, and what you hope learn.
  • Career changers should highlight transferable skills.
  • Clearly state how the school’s programs match your goals. Be clear about your professional goals while “maintaining a healthy expectation that other possibilities are likely to arise.”

In summation, the application is used to determine the applicant’s capacity to perform academically at a high level, her appropriateness for the field as demonstrated by prior work or volunteer experience and the applicant’s thoughtful assessment of the her strengths and suitability for the profession. The statement of purpose needs to demonstrate the capacity to think critically about human diversity and need and current issues confronting the profession.

 

Reyes, Jesus.   (2005) . The Social Work Graduate School Applicant’s Handbook. Harrisburg, PA. White Hat Communications

One thought on “Writing A Personal Statement For Social Work

Leave a comment

L'indirizzo email non verrà pubblicato. I campi obbligatori sono contrassegnati *