It's vitally important for students to apply theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom to patients or clients within a practice-based setting. That’s why most of our courses offer an equal split between placement and class-based study.

You might feel excited but also wonder what it’s really like to be a student on placement.  Hear from some of our students on healthcare courses who’ve shared their experience - plus find out what advice they have for you!

*This video was filmed in February 2019.

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Life Sciences

Taking a placement year is it great way to develop skills and find out what you want to do after completing your studies. Read what our Biomedical Sciences students enjoyed most about their placements.

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To give you an insight into what the placement is really like, watch the film of Patricia on her placement and get the inside scoop of Lindsay's radiotherapy placement.

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Operating Department Practice

Read about Victoria's experience on the ODP placement and find out about the most important aspects of her placement.

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Speech and Language Therapy and Rehab

As a SLT student, you will experience a number of practical placement opportunities throughout the course that will to help you develop different aspects of your learning.

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Paramedic Science

Our Paramedic Science degree offers opportunities to carry out block placements within the course, as well as ad-hoc placements with practice partners so that you can experience many different settings.

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Sport and Exercise

Sports Therapy student Greg worked with professional cricket players on his placement. Find out about the type of activities he was involved with, as well as how this has supported his learning and practice.

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