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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Social Work Education

For a Special Issue on
Student Essay Competition

Manuscript deadline
31 August 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Jane Fenton, University of Dundee
[email protected]

Richard Ingram, University of Dundee
[email protected]

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Student Essay Competition

Student Essay Competition

We are pleased to announce the return of our student essay competition. The views, knowledge and experiences of our global social work student population is of huge importance to us and will hopefully encourage students to consider publishing in our journal and other social work titles as they progress in their studies and careers.

What we are looking for

We are inviting submissions of 2000-2500 words in length, from students on qualifying social work programmes. These may be amended essays that have been submitted as course work or newly written pieces for this competition. The focus and style can vary enormously, and may include reflective pieces, critical literature reviews, empirical studies and practice learning related contributions. What is crucial is that they are rooted in your social work studies, are well referenced, and have at their heart an ethical dilemma which you have encountered. Such dilemmas may be based in practice or of a more theoretical nature.

You must start your submission with a short paragraph briefly explaining the ethical dilemma under consideration. You must show you understand what an ethical dilemma is, i.e. the choice between two courses of action, neither of which is wholly desirable.  The rest of the essay should then explore that dilemma and we should see you think it through... can you come to a resolution?

Submission Instructions

How to submit:

Please email your submission to the editors Richard Ingram ([email protected]) and Jane Fenton ([email protected]) by 31st August, 2022.

What happens next:

The closing date for this competition is 31st August, 2022. The editors and a subset of the editorial board of the journal will consider all entries and the winning submissions will informed via email and announced on the website. The winning essay will be published in an edition of the journal.

The prizes are as follows:

1st Prize -£250 GBP

2nd Prize - £150 GBP

3rd Prize -£100 GBP

Instructions for Authors

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