Celebrating 100 years of Social Work at Edinburgh University

Social Work at The University at Edinburgh celebrated its centenary in 2017/2018. What began as the Edinburgh School of Social Study and Training went on to take a pre-eminent part in the creation of social welfare policy and practice and social work education in Scotland, the UK and around the world, as graduates and members of staff played key roles in the development of legislation, policy and practice in the ‘social’ professions at home and abroad.

To mark the centenary, we organised a number of events and activities, research projects, seminars, conferences and exhibitions. Through these, all our friends (alumni, former staff and colleagues, partners in other agencies and members of the public) joined us in contributing to the Edinburgh story and celebrating our shared history. A follow-up project catalogued and archived 100 years of social work and social studies at Edinburgh. Entitled 'Advisers, Advocates and Activists - A Century of Social Work in Edinburgh', check the blog for more information.

This website now stands as a permanent legacy of the story of social work education, not just at Edinburgh, but across the world. It offers information, insights and inspiration to all those interested in the history and development of social work education, locally and globally, and should continue to be a resource for scholars and researchers for years to come.