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The government response to the consultation sets out how and why the social work bursary is being reformed.
This consultation reviewed the social work bursary scheme in order to ensure it continues to attract sufficient high quality candidates to come forward to study and work as social workers.
The response sets out how and why the bursary is being reformed. The new arrangements are:
keep an undergraduate bursary for years 2 and 3 to support those unable to work part-time due to course commitments
maintain the postgraduate bursary as it is to ensure a continuation of highly qualified graduates
cap the number of undergraduate and post-graduate bursary recipients to ensure a sufficient supply of high quality students is maintained
practice placement travel expenses will continue to be paid to eligible students who do not receive a bursary.