Placements

ARU Placements

 

Nursing, Midwifery, Teaching and other professional courses such as Social Work often include formal placements as part of the learning and, as a student on one of these courses, you will be assessed against learning outcomes like in any other module. You must attend and pass your placement modules in order to achieve both your award and professional registration.

 

Going on placement is often one of the most exciting parts of your course, however it can also be really stressful. This page is designed to give you some words of reassurance from both ARU students who have been on placement as well as staff who can help you with any placement-based issues.

 

Who do I ask about what?

Health care and Medical Science Placements

Social Work Placements

Faculty of Science and Technology Placements

What’s fitness to practice and how could it affect you?

 

 

Who do I ask about what?

There are a lot of people who are working to support you during your time here, so it might get confusing to work out who to ask what. ARU suggests:
 

Your Tutor

  • Practice book enquiries, Formative & Summative Assessment queries, Timetables, Mentor issues

Student Advisor  

  • Extensions to practice

Education Champion / Personal Tutor  

  • Placement issues such as concerns with patient care, mentor support

Student Grants Unit

  • Bursaries, Travel Claims – 0300 3301345

Shift Hours

  • Mentor

Course Leader

  • Progression issues, pregnancy, need to intermit, long term illness e.g surgery

 

 

Health care and Medical Science Placements

Check out the following links for key information about healthcare placements:

Professional Issues

Support in Practice

NHS Constitution

Concerns about Patient Care or Supervision in Practice

Student Placement Allocations

Placement Travel Information

Bursary, DBS and Occ. Health

 

Accommodation

If your course includes a hospital placement and you’re studying nursing, midwifery or operating department practice with us, you have the option to live in NHS accommodation. 

Find out more here.

 

 Days in the life of...

Check out some personal stories from some of our placement students.

 

"Being a first year Paramedic Science student sometimes has an air of make-believe about it."

 

"For many of you, placement will come as a huge opportunity with a mixture of feelings."

 

"Attending a work experience placement long term shows commitment, and is always viewed more favourably than short term/single day placements."

 

"Would I still want to do that job after having done the placement?"

 

Frequently asked questions

For more information on your placement, such as changing your practice site, child care arrangements or what to do if you're unwell - take a look at Anglia Ruskin's Frequently Asked Questions.

 

 

Social Work Placements

For Information on your social work placement, such as who are the key members of staff who will be supporting you - take a look here.

 Useful links:

 

DBS, OH, Finance and Travel

Useful websites, exercises and books

Health and Care Professionals Council

Skills for Care

Social Care online

The College of Social Work 

 

Frequently asked questions

For more information on your placement, such as changing your practice site, child care arrangements or what to do if you're unwell - take a look at Anglia Ruskin's Frequently Asked Questions.

 

 

Faculty of Science and Technology Placements

Many of the undergraduate courses in the Faulty of Science and Technology (FST) offer the opportunity to take a sandwich placement between the 2nd and 3rd year of study. However, placements aren’t always guaranteed and rely on the market available and the student’s own commitment and CV, like any job.

To learn more about how other FST students have found their placements check out some of these case studies.

 

For more information on your FST placement, such as what will happen to your fees, if you will be paid a salary, and how to secure your placement - take a look at FST’s Frequently Asked Questions.

 

Who can I contact for CV or Covering Letter advice?

The Employability Service has advisors available every day who can help you with any CV or Covering Letter advice. They’re located in Cambridge-Helmore 341 or Chelmsford-2ndFloor Tindal and offer a drop-in service at both sites from 12:00 – 14:00 daily, and can be emailed at employability@anglia.ac.uk.

 

Who can I contact for more placement information or queries?

If you have any further queries about sandwich placements or are interested in taking part, please contact the Placement Team at FST-Placements@anglia.ac.uk, or drop in to see us in Coslett 010, Cambridge between 9:00-16:30 daily. 

 

 

What’s fitness to practice and how could it affect you?

For courses which qualify students for professional accreditation by another organisation, the university have a duty to protect the public by setting standards for professional practice, overseeing the education of students and taking action when we doubt whether they are fit to practise.

Issues which could cause concern will vary from profession to profession but may include:

• Criminal convictions

• The relevance of information previously not declared which raises questions of your suitability

• Allegations of inappropriate behaviour

• Psychiatric illness.

 

To find out more about the Fitness to Practice policy, or if a concern has been raised about your fitness to study you should read the policy guide found here and speak to one of our advisors.