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Dr Michael Thomas

Dr Michael Thomas
Senior Lecturer in Social Work


I am module leader for the following modules on the MA in Social Work: SW5600: The Dissertation, and SW5620: Social Policy and Sociology.

I was awarded 'Lecturer of the Year' and 'Best Small Module' across the College of Health and Life Sciences at the 2019 Student-Led Teaching Awards.

Student Testimonials, 2019/20

Lecturer challenges students in a positive way and encourages discussion during the lessons.

Lectures are engaging and interactive, group work and discussions are very helpful.

The tutor engages us in an interesting  way that makes us want to participate in every activity. The module is very interesting and I also like how it is linked to social work practice

This module is brilliant...moreso because of the way it is delivered and the lecturers knowledge and engagement style.

Student Testimonials, 2018/19

“Michael always comes down to student's level in his interaction with learners. He is approachable and very liberal in his interaction with students. All his lectures are delivered with real-life examples. His method of teaching has made me x-ray my life and see the application of social work to virtually everything that goes on in any human society.

“Dr Mike Thomas is an outstanding teacher! he has the ability to see the hidden skills students have and explore them, and make the student shine through them. He has helped me know my potential and how far I can go, regardless of where I come from.”