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ARU Blogs — Abigail Davey

Abigail Davey

Faculty:Health, Medicine and Social Care

School:School of Allied Health and Social Care

Course: Social Work BA (Hons)

Hi, I’m Abigail. I am in my first year at ARU studying BA Hons Social Work at Chelmsford Campus. I was born in Chelmsford and still live in Essex. I am a mature student and balance study with being a wife and mum, caring for our four children.

Currently studying via blended learning due to the pandemic, so I go to to campus for 4 hours a week, but all my lectures are online. I am the class rep for my cohort and have joined the Social Work Society.

Alongside my study I enjoy volunteering, and fundraising for charities that support vulnerable people, I am also learning British Sign Language.

I like to throw myself into new opportunities, and keep in mind when chances come along, a quote from Wendy in Peter Pan (Disney fan here too) “What if I fall? Oh, but darling what if you fly?”.

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23 February 2023

Having succeeded in your first year of university study towards becoming a social worker, here you are, the next exciting chapter in your journey to becoming a social worker...your first placement! You might be feeling nervous, excited, overwhelmed, and passionate too hopefully… Read more…

18 June 2021

As my first year at ARU draws to a close, I am reflecting on all of the opportunities I have had to develop myself and make a difference to others this year - including being a class rep for my cohort. Read more…

22 April 2021

When I applied to ARU I didn’t know much about study skills support, I kind of knew it existed but I didn’t realise just how much help there is available, or how useful it would be to me. So, I thought I would dedicate a blog just to study skills and share my experience of it…. Read more…

22 March 2021

Tuesday 16 March 2021 was World Social Work Day - an opportunity to celebrate social work - and this year's theme was Ubuntu: I am because we are. The team at ARU made sure it was a day to remember. Read more…

23 February 2021

During the first trimester at ARU this year, BA Social Work students studied the module Social Work in Society, the module looks at poverty and the causes for it. Around that same time, during the midst of the pandemic, food poverty came into focus in the media… Read more…

9 February 2021

Given the year it has been with the Covid-19 pandemic, I thought it was time to write a blog on how its going during trimester two in lockdown. For context I am sharing with you my own circumstances, my husband and I live with our four children in Essex… Read more…

4 January 2021

So, you’ve worked hard to get the results you need to meet the requirements for the Social Work degree, you’ve smashed out an awesome personal statement and made it to interview for the Social work degree at ARU, what should you expect? how do you prepare? What will the interview be like… Read more…


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