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In a recent essay, student representative Tracey McQuillian used her work with Unity to reflect on what makes “co-production” work. She explained what she has learned about herself from working with Unity and she described that “intangible quality” that:

  • makes the group so effective in its contributions to social work education;
  • supports and enables members to feel included and to develop, through supporting the development of others.

Tracey used a quote from a member to sum up how difficult it is to put the strengths of Unity into words:

“It’s like love isn’t it? You can’t grasp it, count it or measure it, and yet, you know it’s there.”

You can read Tracey’s full essay here.