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2. Supporting social work writing at University: a social worker’s perspective

Now watch the following video of Alexandra Preston, a recently qualified social worker, who reflects on her experience of writing at university and in practice.

As you watch, write some thoughts on the following questions:

Lexi identifies time as one of the biggest challenges, does this reflect your experience and have you found any ways to manage the time pressures of writing?

Lexi also talks about some of her strategies to adapt her writing for specific service users. What can you do to ensure that your service users understand your written communication?

The ASYE (Assessed and Supported Year in Employment) may not specifically include support on writing; do you know who you could go to for additional support and guidance with your writing? How could you find this out?