Steven Seymour

Service User and Carer Involvement Facilitator

School of Social Work, Care and Community

Harrington Building, HA207

+44 (0) 1772 89 3406

Subject Areas: Allied Health, Biosciences, Dentistry, Education, Health, Nursing and Midwifery, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Public Health, Social Care, Sociology, Social Work

Steven started his post in July 2015 after working as the Education Officer at the Student Union. Steven graduated from the BA Social Work programme two years ago and now works across the School of Social Work, Care and Community and the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing. He firmly believes in service user and carer involvement in health and social care and has developed this through his core social work beliefs and values. 

Steven started with UCLan as a student on the undergraduate BA Hons Social Work degree. Throughout his time at University he was actively involved in student experience in higher education. Steven held many roles in student representation during his degree and later won his election to become the Education Officer for UCLan Students’ Union. During this role Steven worked on many projects including but not limited to, anonymous marking, structure and design of student staff liaison meetings including students chairing, recruitment, training and support of over 1300 course representatives. He also constructed the 2015 Student Submission for the Quality Assurance Agency review.
Steven’s current role includes supporting and developing the involvement of service users and carers within health and social care professional education and research. He does this as a member of the Comensus team, which works across a number of schools at UCLan to assist authentic community engagement and involvement.

Professional Qualifications:

B.A. (Hons) Social Work, University of Central Lancashire, 2013

Research Activities

We want to help people see things our way”: A rights-based analysis of disabled children’s experience living with low income – Student involved in interviewing children for the research.


Social Media group for the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities 

Learning from Service User and Carers Experiences, BA Hons Social Work.

External Affiliations and Roles

  • A member of LEN ( Learning from Experience Network)
  • Developers of Users and Carers In Educations network (DUCIE)
  • QAA (Quality Assurance Agency) – Student Reviewer
  • Lifetime Member of UCLan Students’ Union – (Honorary member award for service as a Student Officer)


  • JSWEC | UK Joint Social Work Education & Research Conference 2013: Co delivery of workshop around students involved in research.
  • NUS | National Conference 2015: UCLan Representative
Social Media

Twitter:- @Stevieseymour1

@UCLanComensus – Twitter account for the Service User and Carer group within the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, School of Social Work, Care and Community and the Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences.