Social & Public Policy

Service-Learning

Service-learning combines academic coursework with voluntary work in the community, to help you experience policy in practice. It is part of the Public Policy Honours curriculum, and an accredited course for visiting students.

"A unique, challenging and thoroughly rewarding experience…the opportunity to develop a more critical way of thinking"
Ellie Conway, Graduate 2009

What is involved for visiting students?

  • one academic course in semester 1: Service in the Community (20 credits) 
  • 8 week placement, 6 hours per week, in a welfare agency in Glasgow
  • assessment: 3,000 word reflective journal

What is involved for Public Policy Honours students?

  • two academic courses: Education for Citizenship (semester 1, 20 credits) and Active Citizenship (semester 2, 40 credits)
  • 8 week placement, 6 hours per week, in a welfare agency in Glasgow
  • assessment: 5,000 word reflective journal; 3,000 word essay; 2 hour exam; 500 word critical incident report; and a co-assessed oral presentation

What are the requirements?

  • criminal records background check (all students)
  • Tier 4 Student Visa (visiting students only)

For more information please contact Dr Susan Deeley.