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Solent has been selected as a finalist for University of the Year in the annual Social Worker of the Year Awards

15th September 2022
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Solent delivers a variety of programmes for students studying Social Work, and is one of three finalists in the University of the Year category, the winner will be announced at a special awards ceremony in London on Friday 4 November.

Supported by Coventry City Council, the University of the Year award recognises outstanding and effective social work education for its students and shaping the social workers of tomorrow into reflective, compassionate and resilient practitioners.

Interim Course Lead in Social Work at Solent, Marietjie Joubert commented: “We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for this respected award. We are proud of our diligent team of staff, this nomination is a credit to them.”

Peter Hay CBE, Chair of the Social Work Awards, said: “We are delighted with the fantastic entries received this year. As a charity, our aim is to shine a light on the inspirational achievements of an often-overlooked profession. Thank you to all the people who took the time out of their day to nominate a friend, colleague, or team for an award this year. And, to all our finalists, congratulations! Being nominated for a national award, whilst supporting others during very challenging times, is a remarkable achievement of which you should be very proud.”

For more information about the awards, visit