- Student type: Domestic
- Degree type: Masters
- Degree(s): Master of Social Work
Master of Social Work
When Siobhan was contemplating where to study her Master of Social Work, Monash stood out as the clear choice.
“I chose Monash because of the way the University presents itself, not only to students, but also to the wider community. I felt confident that the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences genuinely wants to attract students with a passion and progressive attitude to studying social work. Additionally and importantly, Monash takes an inclusive and flexible approach to part-time and off-campus study which meant I could continue working while studying my Masters.”
Since commencing the Master of Social Work, Siobhan has moved into a leadership role at work and feels that her course and the connection to Monash have already made a big difference in her career and skill development. “I have received feedback from professional connections that my practice in the field has strengthened significantly since I started my Masters. Each unit I have completed so far has enhanced a particular skill set and everything I have learnt has been relevant to becoming a professional and proficient social worker.”
Making the most out of every available opportunity, Siobhan applied for the Monash Global Discovery Program 2017 and successfully got in. Together with six other students from across faculties, she travelled to London to meet with international leaders to discuss new innovations, their pathways to success and what they believe it means to be a good leader. “This was a life changing experience and has hugely influenced my thinking not only about social work, but about what I can do as an individual.”