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Class of ′78: Dave Ely

By Dave Ely

| March 19, 2019

I was an unusual student for an undergraduate social work degree. I was just 25, just married, had worked five years in life insurance pensions, followed by three years as a psychiatric nurse during which time I did three A-levels by correspondence...

Class of ′78: Jeff Hearn - lecturer view

By Jeff Hearn

| March 19, 2019

Let me start by coming clean; I'm not and have never been a social worker.

Class of ′78: Rosie Benaim

By Rosie Benaim

| March 19, 2019

When I joined the Bradford University applied social studies course in 1974 there was a real creative tension around its shift from a traditional "casework" social work training to a "social action" model. As students, we benefited from a lively...

Class of ′78: Stephen Collins - lecturer view

By Stephen Collins

| March 19, 2019

I arrived in Bradford in 1971, one of the first appointments of Noel Timms, himself the first professor of social work in the country.

Class of ′78: Shirley Cramer

By Shirley Cramer

| March 19, 2019

Sharing stories with my classmates from our student days at our recent 40-year reunion made me realise just how much we still had in common despite the variety of our work and life experiences over the decades. The Class of '78 had strong core...

Class of ′78: Philip Sands

By Philip Sands

| March 19, 2019

Deemed a successful group of graduates, 40 years on we are attempting to capture some understanding to inform future decision making.

E-Safety: Vulnerable Children in a Digital World

By Internet Matters

| February 26, 2019

For many vulnerable children, the digital environment can be a great equaliser, but safe online use is a basic life skill that a sizeable minority of teenagers simply do not have.

E-Safety: Age Verification and Online Pornography

By Internet Matters

| February 26, 2019

Internet Matters commissioned this research to better understand parental views around online pornography in light of the forthcoming introduction of age verification on commercial pornography websites.

E-Safety: Live Streaming, Vlogging and Parenting Report

By Internet Matters

| February 26, 2019

In addition to typical online safety concerns, parents are beginning to be concerned about newer emerging challenges for their children associated with livestreaming and vlogging.

E-Safety: Screen Time

By Internet Matters

| February 26, 2019

Although the phrase "screen time" is not typically part of parents' vocabulary, the description of screen time is something parents deal with daily. Parents are exploring the benefits of screen time while mitigating the risks and managing their...