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BASW celebrates ‘end of year’ for students with virtual disco

UK-wide event marked the resilience and flexibility of students as courses and placements went online, were cancelled or postponed

A virtual disco for social work students was held last weekend to celebrate the end of a year that has seen studies disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak.

The UK-wide event was organised by BASW England professional officer, Wayne Reid and the student and newly qualified social workers group.

Compered by BASW England patron, Ian Thomas, the event included a clap for social workers, discussions about lockdown learnings and the future, as well as music from DJ Benevolent.

Virtually attended by many, the idea originated from a Twitter conversation between social workers. Emma Grady, chair of BASW England’s student and NQSW group, said: “It was about everyone coming together and having a bit of a celebration to mark getting to the summer and coming out of this still smiling.”

To view a recording of the disco and some feedback and tweets please see check out the links below:

Here is a weblink to relevant tweets (with still shots and smaller clips).


DJ Benevolent played at the virtual disco
'Thank you to all social workers' film