What you need to know What you need to know

A placement is a period of approved academic/vocational activity, integral to the student’s course, undertaken outside the normal academic context. Placements can take place in the UK or overseas and can be organised by the University or the student.

Types of placement include

Study Abroad: a semester or year abroad, unusually in exchange with another academic or training institution. See Study Abroad.

Work-based placements: a period in a work organisation in either the UK or abroad. Work-based placements may be remunerated. See Internships and Science Year in Industry.

Professional experience placements: industrial, practice, clinical or other placements as part of requirements leading to professional qualifications. Take a look at our Professional Placements table below to find out who you can contact.

Fieldwork projects: organised by individuals or organisations external to the University. Please contact your School for more information.

Elective placements: may be sourced and organised by the student. Please contact your School for more information.

PGR placements: Separate guidance is available for Postgraduate Research Placements; contact the PGR Service Team.

 

University Policy on Placements

Taught Programmes Guidance

Risk Assessment Tool - LTS030

 

Disclosure and Barring Service

DBS checks are required in circumstances where your placements put you in contact with:

  • children/young people ages under 18
  • vulnerable adults
  • people who need medical treatment/examination

Contact the Student Disclosure Service

Occupational Health, UEA Medical Services

Overseas placements and most professional placements require Occupational Health clearance. Check with Occupational Health and your School for more information.

Insurance for Placements

Travelling abroad

Students can apply for coverage under the UEA’s travel policy

Professional Service Organisations

Students joining placements in professional service organisations are covered under the Placement Provider’s Professional Indemnity or Medical Malpractice Insurance. In certain cases, the insurance is available through the student’s professional body e.g. the College of Occupational Therapists. Email us for more information.

Tier 4 Visa Holders

Students with Tier 4 visas should contact the UEA Visa Support Team for advice about undertaking a placement whilst studying on their course.

Disabilities

The university supports students who have a disability. Contact our team for guidance and support regarding placements.

Professional Placements Contact Professional Placements Contact

Hub Contact Details

Social Sciences

EDU

Primary PGCE

hub.placements.pgcepy@uea.ac.uk

EDU

Secondary PGCE

hub.placements.pgcesy@uea.ac.uk

EDU

Diploma in Counselling

hub.placements.edu@uea.ac.uk

EDU

BA Education

BA Physical Education

hub.placements.edu@uea.ac.uk

SWK

BA & MA Social Work

hub.placements.swk@uea.ac.uk

PSY

Psychology

hub.placements.psy@uea.ac.uk

Medicine and Health Sciences

HSC

BSc & MSc Occupational Therapy

hub.placements.ot@uea.ac.uk

HSC

BSc & MSc Physiotherapy

hub.placements.pt@uea.ac.uk

HSC

BSc Speech and Language Therapy

hub.placements.slt@uea.ac.uk

HSC

Pre-registration nursing BSc (all fields)

Midwifery BSc (3yr & shortened programme)

Operating Department Practitioners

Paramedic Science (BSc & DipHE)

Nursing Apprenticeships

hub.placements.hsc@uea.ac.uk

MED

MB BS

hub.placements.med@uea.ac.uk

MED

Physician Associate

hub.placements.pa@uea.ac.uk

Science

PHA

Masters in Pharmacy

hub.placements.pha@uea.ac.uk

Placement & Internship Team contact details

 

Social Sciences

Year on Placement (ECO, PSY)

placements@uea.ac.uk

Science

Year in Industry (All except PHA)

placements@uea.ac.uk

Arts and Humanities

Module Placement Activity

placements@uea.ac.uk

Study Abroad Office contact details

 

Arts and Humanities

Science

Social Sciences

All courses with a Study Abroad element

studyabroad@uea.ac.uk