Top academic accolade for Angus Council social worker

Angus Council and Angus Health and Social Care Partnership social worker Vicky Graham will be recognised as gaining the highest overall academic marks in social work by the Open University when she graduates this month in Glasgow.

Vicky will be presented with the Andrew Cornwall Prize for Scotland by the Presiding Officer Professor Josie Taylor and the Director of the Open University in Scotland, Susan Stewart.

Vicky began her career with Angus Council as an HNC student on work placement and quickly progressed to social care officer before being accepted as a trainee social worker and embarking on the Social Work course with the Open University in Scotland.

Vicky, who currently works as part of the Angus Integrated Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service (AIDARS) will graduate with a BA Honours in Social Work (Scotland) with a first class honours degree.

Angus Health and Social Care Partnership Chief Officer Vicky Irons said, “It’s fantastic to see recognition for Vicky’s hard work throughout her traineeship.

“Vicky’s award represents not only a great personal achievement, but the commitment to developing great social workers in Angus.

“Vicky’s success has been underpinned by experience gained across a number of service areas, and in particular the mentorship and support of her mentor Karen O’Donnell based in the Council’s Assessment Centre.”