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supercalamari

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Hey Newcastle people.
Just been looking at the online handbooks- the degree I want to do (Arts/Social Work double) is ' available to continuing students only from 2010'?

I live in New Lambton and so staying in Newcastle for uni is my easiest option... but I want to do the double degree. Either that or a Social Science/Social Work double which says the same thing.

Why has the uni decided to get rid of its double degree programs for social work? Anyone know?

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Both the B Speech Path/B Arts and the B Speech Path/B Social Work have been cancelled for new students too, which is a real shame. I don't understand why they'd can the double degrees, it seems a bit silly to me.
 

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Both the B Speech Path/B Arts and the B Speech Path/B Social Work have been cancelled for new students too, which is a real shame. I don't understand why they'd can the double degrees, it seems a bit silly to me.
Im going into 3rd year speech next year and canning those 2 degrees doesent surprise me. I dont believe that anyone does them, I considered combined with arts but the spth course is enough work, I could never take on anymore. Spth is a pretty close group too, and i know of noone who actually does a double degree, theres a preference towardsr joining the honours stream rather than doing a double degree. The only arts type thing people like to do is sign language AUSLAN and theres a chance to do that through directed LING elective in the 3rd year.
 
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Im going into 3rd year speech next year and canning those 2 degrees doesent surprise me. I dont believe that anyone does them, I considered combined with arts but the spth course is enough work, I could never take on anymore. Spth is a pretty close group too, and i know of noone who actually does a double degree, theres a preference towardsr joining the honours stream rather than doing a double degree. The only arts type thing people like to do is sign language AUSLAN and theres a chance to do that through directed LING elective in the 3rd year.
Thanks for this :) I know of one person who's going into their third year this year who's doing the B Speech/B Arts, and according to the handbook they've kept that double degree and just canned the B Speech/B Social Work. And I was interested in learning do that without having to do a double degree :)
 

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I have just finished my 1st year of Social Work, and while I didn't look into it as I am not interested, as far as I know you can still transfer into the double degree program.

You have to complete your 1st year of a normal Social Work degree with a Credit average to be eligible to transfer into a combined degree (either SW/Arts or SW/Social Science). I have a friend a year higher who is now doing that combined degree.

I don't think it is an overly popular program, so they may have cancelled it, but as far as I know it is still offered, just not to new students - you need to prove you can handle the workload first. Either way, if you are in Social Work I would ask your 1st year lecturers about it. They will be able to tell you more.
 

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