Joint Social Work Education and Research Conference - Grand Challenges for Social Work

Canterbury Campus, North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1QU
Health and Wellbeing
Monday 3 (08:30) - Tuesday 4 September 2018 (16:00)

Grand Challenges for Social Work

A two-day conference to explore achievements and challenges to date and to establish an agenda for the future

3rd and 4th September 2018

Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, Kent CT1 1QU

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We are very pleased to announce the Joint Social Work Education and Research Conference (JSWEC 2018) will be held at Canterbury Christ Church University on Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 September 2018. This conference aims to reflect on the development of achievements to date and to establish grand challenges for the future. The Grand Challenges Initiative has been developed in the US where stakeholders have identified questions such as ending family violence, harnessing technology for good and ending homelessness as key priorities. The conference will provide a platform for discussion and dissemination of achievements to date, and identification of the Grand Challenges for the future for Social Work and Social Work Education and Research.

In order to secure your place, please confirm your booking by August 17th at the latest.

Programme, accommodation and parking information

For exhibitors and sponsors

Conference Themes include:

  • Grand Challenges: Achievements and Challenges for the future
  • Grand Challenges: Shaping knowledge, values and discourses for social work
  • Grand Challenges: Political & economic complexities and controversies
  • Grand Challenges: Technology and innovation for Social Work practice
  • Grand Challenges: Social equality for a successful society

Early Career Researchers, PhD students, Social Work practitioners, Social Work Service Users and Carers and Social Work students are encouraged to present at this conference in a range of formats.

This can include individual presentations, workshops, performances or round table discussions.

Abstract submission guidelines

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Please note that if you register as a delegate you will be included in a delegate list and your details may be shared with sponsors, exhibitors and all delegates for information purposes only.  If you do not wish to be included on this list, please email

While every effort will be made to accomodate dietary requirments, we regret that we cannot guarantee a total lack of nuts or other allergens. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email


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