University Of Cumbria Jane Allstate

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University Of Cumbria Jane Allstate


My first degree was in Interdisciplinary Human Studies which I followed with an MA in Applied Social Studies. I then became a Social Worker, working for 15 years in various roles connected with Child Protection and Safeguarding. These included working alongside families and as an advisor and trainer for two Area Child Protection Committees. My first teaching role after I achieved my Post Graduate Certificate in Education was in FE at Workington Sixth Form College, and from this I moved into working for the University.

I am committed to the widening participation agenda and to making HE as accessible as possible, and so I am involved in recruitment and running the study skills module across the faculty. I believe this builds confidence for those who have been away from education for some time.

Qualifications and memberships

BA Interdisciplinary Human Studies

MA in Applied Social Studies


Academic and research interests

Child Protection and Safeguarding

Every Child Matters

Children with Disabilities

Fostering and Adoption

Multi Agency Working

Study Skills