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If you want to undertake postgraduate study and are wondering how to finance this you can now access a loan for up to £10,000 to support whether you want to study part time or full time. Financial support is available from 2016/17 and anyone over 18 and under 60 is eligible to apply. More details can be found here.
What our partners have to say:
"Citizens Advice Plymouth is a member of a networked group of independent charities that work across the England, Scotland and Wales. There is an identied gap within research and we are pleased to join with the University of St Mark and St John Masters programme. We feel that with this partnership we would really be able demonstrate the value that advice has for the city and the impact on people’s lives once their issues have been resolved. This is a really exciting opportunity and we welcome the opportunity to be involved." Emma Handley, Chief Executive Officer, Plymouth Citizens Advice Bureau
"A sound understanding of policy processes and the political, social and scientific discourses that inform policy making will equip the graduates of this course with some key skills. Social Policy is one of the major determinants of health at a population level and many Public Health practitioners study social policy before going on to complete specialist Public Health training." David Schwartz, Office of the Director of Public Health, Plymouth.
"The Voluntary and Community Sector is a major driver and deliverer of social policy in practice. The Plymouth Octopus Project is the infrastructure for the groups in this sector, and is tasked to both build their capacity and improve their influence in decision making and design of services in the city. We work closely with staff and students from the University College of St Mark and St John, and the collaboration has been very effective. Marjon has joined the sector in finding ways of delivering the recommendations of Plymouth’s ‘Fairness Commission Report’, hosted a debate on what is unfair in the city and how that can be changed, partnered with us in defining and measuring the sector in a ‘State of the Sector’ report, and is now actively engaged in setting up a more robust, sustainable and self-owned infrastructure organisation for the VCSE in the city." Jackie Clift, Plymouth Octopus Project