HoW College’s Social Work Lecturer ‘Makes a Difference’

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HoW College’s Social Work Lecturer ‘Makes a Difference’

23 October 2018

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Congratulations are in order for Heart of Worcestershire College’s (HoW College) Social Work Lecturer, Eileen Qubain, who has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Social Worker of the Year Awards 2018.

Eileen has been nominated for the Making a Difference prize for her outstanding work with students. This award recognises the outstanding work of a social worker employed in settings outside of local authorities, who are constantly striving to do what matters to the people they support and make a positive difference to their lives.

Eileen will find out if she has won at an exclusive awards ceremony which will take place in London on Friday 30th November. Eileen is one of 93 finalists across 16 categories and the winners from each category will compete against each other to be named the Overall Social Worker of the Year 2018.
Talking about being shortlisted for the award, Eileen said:

“It is a tremendous honour to be nominated for this award and the nomination has to be shared with my colleagues, who have passionately and diligently worked in the social work team to support students in their learning and development.” 

The Social Worker of the Year Awards is the leading celebration of its kind in the sector, and recognises the achievements and successes of the profession’s most innovative and dedicated social workers.
Commenting further about the Social Work sector, Eileen added:

“Social work is an extremely challenging and difficult job and every day social workers are out there making a positive difference to the lives of children and families.

Much the good work social workers do is invisible and unacknowledged, the greatest joy is to see former students of HoW College out there in the real world doing all that they can to support and improve lives.

We have wonderful students and we are proud and privileged to see them grow and develop in knowledge, skills and confidence.”

HoW College wish Eileen the best of luck in the competition.

For more information about the Social Worker of the Year Awards please see