Adoniah Nyambi BSc Social Work

What did you enjoy the most about the course and studying at Swansea University?

The course helped me to understand the social and health circumstances where people require intervention from agencies in their local authority. I enjoyed meeting with people from different backgrounds and experiences. Swansea University is a multicultural institution hence it has given students from the black and ethnic minority communities, places and opportunities to learn and integrate with local citizens.

What skills did you learn from completing the course and how did they help you get a job?

The skills I learnt from the course included communication- both written and verbal, interpersonal relations, planning and organisational skills, report writing and reflective thinking and writing, empathetic skills, listening skills and many others.

What have you gone on to do since graduating?

I got employed as soon as I completed the course as a Newly Qualified Social Worker with Powys County Council and I am still in the job as qualified social worker. I am in the children’s and family team. It is rewarding to work with children despite some of the appalling circumstances they find themselves in. Listening to children I work with, and putting agendas and plans in motion, is
the only way plans for children and families work, whether it is Child Protection or Child In Need.

What would your advice be to new students?

My advice would be to take responsibility over your learning and brace yourselves for a challenging and rewarding career.

Adoniah completed his Social Work degree in 2012.