Roles and Responsibilities

Roles and Responsibilities


Student roles and responsibilities are available on the Student Charter.  You also have professional roles and responsibilities, and these can be located under policies and guidance. Failure to adhere to these may result in you being asked to leave the course or taken through a Fitness to Practice Board.

Students are advised that they must follow their placement provider's policies and guidelines at all times while on placement.

University Subject Group Placement Lead (SGPL, Allied Health Professional (AHP) Link Tutors and Academic Adviser roles

The Health and Care Profession Council's Standards for Education and Training have been in force since June 2017, providing overarching guidance on the role of Practice Educators.

AHP Link Tutor Essential Activities - Operating Principles (PDF, 224.3KB) - explains how university link lecturers support students and placement providers who support student learning in practice.

SGPL and Link Team Essential Activities (PDF, 177.5KB) - complement and support the Link Tutor role.

Academic Adviser role. (PDF, 227.5KB)

Mentors, Assessors and Practice Educators

A Mentor/Practice Educator is a clinical colleague from the Therapeutic Radiography Department who acts as the Practice Educator for individual student’s co-ordinating, advising, and assisting in the clinical learning for that placement. They also facilitate the completion of the students clinical report book and input into student appraisals. Assessors are clinical colleagues that have specifically applied for the role as a Student Assessor and facilitate the Vivas undertaken within the clinical modules.

Placement Learning Tutors

Placement Learning Tutors (PLTs) are academic members of the course team that have responsibility for a specific placement site. The scope of the role is responsive to the needs of the students in the specific department and supports the clinical members of staff involved in student support in practice.

Further information regarding Mentors, Assessors and Practice Educators roles can be found in the 


Within each of our 9 clinical placement sites there is a Placement Learning Tutor (PLT), Mentors/Practice Educators and Clinical Assessors. Please see the mentor information tab for more information about each of these roles and how they will support you on placement.

There are several documents that set out the expectations and responsibilities of all those involved in the partnership between students, clinical staff and supporting lecturers in the clinical education of therapists.

  • Placement Learning Expectations document sets out the expectations of all involved in the placement learning of the student, including the students, placement provider staff, university staff and service users.

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