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Students must attend the placement for the whole period that they have been allocated to their placements.  Students must be present for the whole day/shift on all dates assigned to them by their placement provider.

The student must attend their placement in order to meet professional requirements. The Student Working Hours (PDF, 221.5KB) document explains the current expectations for student attendance on Placement. It is essential that you familiarise yourself and comply with the attendance requirements for your course.

Please also read the advice on the Working Time Directive, available on the policy library (internal link). This gives important information about the total number of hours you may work in a week.

Placement Hours Calculator

Placement Hours Calculator (XLSM, 46.5KB)

Reporting Absence

It is essential that students report sickness absence as soon as possible to the university as well as to your placement provider when you know that you will be unable to attend your placement.

You can find guidance on reporting absence under the Student Support/Attendance and Absence tab in the Placement Information section on this site.