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Student Placement Allocation Charter

Students will be allocated to an audited placement within the placement circuit referred to at recruitment and in induction. Placement supervisors will have completed an annual briefing and will have completed all mandatory training in order to ensure that their assessment of the student is valid.

Details of the process for allocating you a placement can be found below. The placement areas are subject to change across the lifetime of the course, as providers may change their placement offer for reasons beyond the university's control. New areas may be added and existing areas may be removed.

Placement Allocation Cycle  (PDF, 233.2KB)- this infographic shows how placements are allocated to students and the role of students in helping this process to work smoothly.

College Placement Allocation Process (PDF, 100.8KB) - this flowchart outlines the stages of the allocation process that is followed within the College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences.

Notification to students

The Professional Placements Team will keep students updated via PEMS regarding placement allocations.

Placement information will not be made visible to students until placement areas have confirmed with the Professional Placements Team that they are able to accommodate their allotted students. This is usually 3 weeks before the commencement of placement.

Sometimes, in exceptional circumstances, placement information may be delayed; this is because of changes to placement capacity across the placement circuit. In such situations students may not be notified where they have been allocated to until shortly before they are due out on placement.

Once your placement has been notified to you on PEMS, you should contact the placement area you have been allocated to and introduce yourself to them and discuss your attendance pattern on the placement. Please contact your placement area at least 5 days before your placement is due to commence.

You can link to PEMS here using your SHU single sign on login.

Placement information - how students can find out more about their allocated placement

General information about the area can be found on the Placement Providers section of this website

PARE - placements in Yorkshire and the Humber

Before contacting a placement area in Yorkshire and the Humber Region, please view the area's profile which can be accessed via your PARE login on   

Placement Education Management System (PEMS) - placements outside Yorkshire and the Humber

Before contacting a placement area outside Yorkshire and the Humber Region, please view the area's profile which can be accessed via your PEMS login.

Providers - If you are using PEMS to share information about placement learning, please ensure that you have read and adhere to GDPR as set out in the PEMS Privacy Notice (PDF, 210.3KB).

You can link to PEMS here. Please use your PEMS login.

Personal circumstances and placement allocation

Students may ask for mitigating circumstances to be considered in relation to a specific placement allocation.

Placement Mitigating Circumstances forms are normally made available by the placement team via blackboard when they need to be completed by students. 

If you feel you have mitigating circumstances that may influence your ability to attend placements these need to be considered during the placement allocation process. Below you will find an Placement Mitigating Circumstances Policy and an accompanying form to complete if you would like your circumstances to be considered during the allocation process. You will also find a link to information for returning students if your ability to attend placement has changed.

Placement Processes