Attendance Requirements

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.

Please ensure that you familiarise yourself with the RONC Student Working Hours in Practice document, which explains RONC course Placement Attendance requirements, and how to report absence from Placement.  The RONC Student Working Hours in Practice document includes guidance on religious holidays (for example Eid and Diwali) and bereavement.

You are required to record your attendance on placement. Please use the RONC Clinical Timesheet (XLS, 30KB) to complete your record of attendance. Your attendance on placement must be verified by your Mentor, and your PLT, before you submit to the address given on the form.

Please also read the advice on the Working Time Directive, available on the Policy Library page. This gives important information about the total number of hours you may work in a week.

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. Students are required to:

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