Social worker Rosie Meleady has been chosen as ‘Social work practice educator of the year’ at a national conference run by Leeds Beckett University, University of Leeds and The Open University.
The Supporting Learners in Practice annual conference is aimed at nurses, midwives, social workers and allied health professionals who support learners in practice as mentors or educators. Now in its 7th year, it focuses on nursing and social work, and plays host to the Educator of the Year Awards.
Rosie, who works in our core team west based in Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre in Wakefield, was nominated by MA student Amy Honeysett for being consistently supportive and her quiet, calm and capable manner of working. Amy praised Rosie for helping her to identify areas to improve and always making time for her, describing her as an ‘inspiration’.
Rosie said: “I was in shock when I won the award. I feel it is a team award for the core team west in Wakefield and Wakefield Council as everyone provides support to the students and we learn a lot from them also so we are very fortunate all round. I’d like to say thank you to the University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University and The Open University for their kind acknowledgement.”