Dear Abyd/ Dear All
CPEL is a part of the social work education that Cardiff University provides. It does this in collaboration with Bangor Swansea and Glyndwr Universities. Our students are experienced social workers who are keeping up/improving upon their professional development through distance learning. We are trying to set up a ‘reference’ group in which students and service users can be consulted on their views of the courses. As this is the first time we have set this up – this is a comparatively new initiative – the exact role and expectations are up for discussion, but it is hoped that the people involved will be available to travel. Over time we may run some sessions remotely although again how this works will depend on the availability people have.
I would be really grateful if you could give this some consideration as the service user perspective is crucial to making sure that the courses improve the services that these students provide. I would be happy to come and answer any questions that you may have either individual or in a group. Thanks for your help.