Social work courses could transfer to TVU
Social work courses could be taught at Thames Valley University from next year if plans go ahead. It is hoped that from September 2011 undergraduate and postgraduate social work programmes will be taught following The University of Reading’s decision to discontinue its work in the area.
Professor Rob Robson, vice chancellor for teaching and learning at The University of Reading, said: “We are delighted to be working with TVU on a plan which will enable these excellent social work programmes to continue in Reading.
“The proposal, in principle, has already met a positive response from local authorities and regional agencies. We will now be working together to ensure that a smooth transfer of both our staff and teaching programmes between the two universities can take place.”
Dr Ian Tunbridge, deputy vice chancellor at TVU, said: “We are very pleased we are close to agreement with The University of Reading over this transfer.
“The social work students will join our expanded nursing courses in Reading to create a significant centre for health and social care degree courses.”
It is planned from September 2011 The University of Reading staff associated with social work programmes will transfer to TVU and the courses will be taught at Thames Valley University’s Crescent Road campus. It is expected that the terms of agreement will be presented to the governing bodies of both institutions in the summer for ratification.