Student placements

Some undergraduate courses include periods where the student works in third party host institution away from the University. Heads of department are responsible for ensuring these placements do not expose students to significant risks to their health and safety. The Student Placements policy statement outlines the arrangements which need to be put in place. Anyone organising student placements should be familiar with this policy. It specifically covers:

  • sector guidance
  • the legal framework
  • risk management approach
  • roles and responsibilities
  • what factors to include in risk assessments
  • placement approval and review
  • pre-placement visits
  • raising and resolving problems
  • planning for contingencies
  • preparation of students
  • training of staff