As a student of the college, you will graduate as a flexible and imaginative thinker that engages with the community and recognises wider social, cultural, economic and environmental contexts.
The College of Education, Psychology and Social Work provides transformative and life-changing education. Our courses equip you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to advance your positive impact on your communities in your chosen disciplines and careers.
We will support you to achieve your career goals by delivering world-class teaching and research in an environment of inclusion, cooperation, opportunity and wellbeing that offers a learning experience that will last a lifetime. We will also support you throughout your career to continuously advance the knowledge, skills and confidence to which we have contributed. We are a forward thinking, future focused place to research, study and work, supported by practical placements opportunities, innovative teaching, industry connected researchers, and leaders from our disciplines and professions.
We are dedicated to cultivating bright minds like yours, inspiring innovative, passionate and highly skilled citizens for future ready careers. If you’re ready to contribute to helping our broader society flourish, we are ready to prepare you, to inspire you, and to help deliver the necessary connections for life to you.
The University acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which its campuses are located, these are the Traditional Lands of the Arrernte, Dagoman, First Nations of the South East, First Peoples of the River Murray & Mallee region, Jawoyn, Kaurna, Larrakia, Ngadjuri, Ngarrindjeri, Ramindjeri, Warumungu, Wardaman and Yolngu people. We honour their Elders past, present and emerging.
We want you to be successful in your studies and are here to help.
We offer access to a wide range of support, advice and guidance online, over the phone and in person.
Joining a Flinders University Student Association (FUSA) club is a great way to involve yourself in the University community and meet like-minded individuals who share the same hobby or passion. Not only does it provide a great break from study, joining a club expands your opportunities outside of the classroom and allows you to network with others in the same field of study. Below is a snapshot of the clubs that relate to the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work.
For a full list of clubs and associations, visit the FUSA website.
If you are a postgraduate coursework, honours or higher degree by research student The Cove is a space designed especially for you. It’s the perfect place for you to study, relax and meet other students. The Cove features:
Level 0 of the Social Sciences South building, Bedford Park
Nearest car park: 4
The Cove is open between 7.30am and 6pm every day Monday to Friday. It can also be accessed by swipe card from 6am and from 6pm to 10pm on these days. Swipe card access can be granted on request for outside these hours Monday to Friday, and for weekends. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name, student number, and security identification number located in the bottom right-hand corner of your ID card. This number will start with '26' or '27'.
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Your college leadership team are here to ensure a high quality education experience for all students.
The Vice-President and Executive Dean (VPED) for the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work is Professor Deborah West.
The VPED is key to supporting a positive academic experience for all students. The VPED will sit on committees and groups on matters relating to learning and teaching, academic facilities and academic policy and processes.
The Dean (Education) for the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work is shared by Associate Professor Kerry Bissaker and Associate Professor Shane Pill.
The Dean (Education) develops college strategic initiatives and participates in planning and policy setting with a particular focus on learning and teaching.
Welcome to the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work! Whatever you need, at any point in your time with us, it should only ever be a couple of clicks or phone call away, and an email to Ask Flinders will get you the information you need if you can't find it online. I strongly encourage you to get involved in the vibrant student life of Flinders University and our College, through our enthusiastic and committed Student Associations (Flinders Education Student Association, Flinders Psychology Students Association or our Social Work Students Association) and the broader clubs of the Flinders University Student Association (FUSA).
We want you to enjoy your time with us, to make friendships and networks for life, and to engage in deep learning.
Our staff passionate about their teaching and excited to be working with you in diverse and creative ways. Engaging in your classes and the activities of your topics are important for your learning and a great way of meeting others with shared interests. Please stay up to date with announcements and emails associated with your topics and course, especially as you need to plan for placements or other key events. Our Course Coordinators welcome your feedback and representation on groups such as Course Advisory Committees, Forums, and panels.
I look forward to meeting you at some point over the course of your studies.
The EPSW college leadership team is made up of the following roles:
Vice President and Executive Dean
Director, College Services
Dean (Education) | Dean (Research)
Dean (People and Resources)
College of Education, Psychology and Social Work
Level 4, Room 469, Education Building
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