Collection CDS/FP - SOCIAL WORK STUDIES: Chelsea College departmental student records

Key Information

Reference code



SOCIAL WORK STUDIES: Chelsea College departmental student records


  • 1976-1983 (Creation)

Level of description



39 archive boxes

Scope and content

Chelsea College Social Work Studies MSc student files, 1976-1983 (Ref: CDS/FP). Information typically contained includes correspondence; details of work placements, including placement reports; references; assessments; coursework, including essays, dissertations, case studies; examination scripts. The records also contain a small quantity of administrative material including reports of examiners' meetings and student-related finance (Ref: 1987/CDS).

System of arrangement

Organised chronologically and then alphabetically within years.

General Information

Name of creator

Biographical history

A social studies course was first introduced in 1941 at the then Chelsea Polytechnic to help train Red Cross and civil defence workers for social work after the war. This led to the creation in 1970 of the Department of Sociology and Psychology that aimed to cover work in social and behavioural sciences, including a postgraduate course in Social Work Studies and a two-year MSc course, which also led to the Certificate of Qualification in Social Work. The Department Sociology and Psychology was closed at the end of 1983.

Conditions governing access

Files containing personal data are closed for 80 years and sensitive personal data for 100 years from the date of the most recent document in the file.

Administrative records are generally closed for 20 years except for published material and some committee and other minutes.

Where open, access is subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied from open material for research purposes only.

Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archives.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Finding aids

Detailed lists are available for consultation in the King's College London Archives Reading Room.

Existence and location of originals

Off-campus collection

Please note: We require 7 days notice to retrieve this collection as part, or all of it, is held off-campus. Read more ›

Related materials

Department of Social Work Records (Ref: 1987/CDS).

Related descriptions

Alternative identifier(s)

Place access points

People and Organisations

Genre access points

Rules and/or conventions used

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.


Archivist's note

Sources: King's College London catalogues; H Silver and S J Teague eds, Chelsea College - A History (London, 1977); Chelsea College Prospectuses (Ref: C/SYL); Chelsea College Annual Reports (Ref: C/RPT1). Compiled by Beverley Ager as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

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