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Gävle students won Swedish Championships in Social Work

2019-12-09 

Jovana Nordström and Linnea Björkqvist from the University of Gävle won the Swedish Championships in Social Work 2019. The two students demonstrated how social services can improve their identification of valuable collaborations in order to meet the needs of children and young people placed in residential care homes.

All competitors were given the same assignment, and, in the finals, they competed with teams from the programmes at Umeå University and Södertörn University.

High-quality programme in social work at Gävle

The two students say that the best thing about the competition was that they learned so much and that they now feel confident that the programme in social work at Gävle is of high quality and that they have acquired broad knowledge in the field.

“It feels very rewarding to have gained this broad knowledge. I have tested some temporary jobs and I think that working with people who need help or giving support to children and young people and similar services suit me best,” Jovana Nordström says.

“I feel confident that I have gained the knowledge I need for the future, and the fact that we won is just a bonus,” says Linnea Björkqvist, who also plans to work in the social services.

In the championships arranged by The Union for Professionals SSR, students in social work programmes from all of Sweden compete. This year, the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare provided the query: How can the social services better cater to the needs of children and young people when they are placed in residential care homes?

Contact

Linnea Björkqvist, student, the study programme in social work at the University of Gävle
Phone: 072-004 85 98

Jovana Nordström, student, the study programme in social work at the University of Gävle
Phone: 073-817 47 09


Text: Douglas Öhrbom
Photo: Anne Redforsen

Published by: Douglas Öhrbom Page responsible: Veronica Liljeroth Updated: 2019-12-09
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