School of Health and Social Care


Supporting and nurturing students' developmentĀ 

Placements are fundamental to nurturing and developing studentsā€™ professional proficiency and identity, offering students the opportunity to participate fully in practice and contribute to the activities of their profession.

Whether you are a student, trainee, practice supervisor, practice assessor or practice educator, the information here should provide you with a toolkit of everything you'll need to support University of Essex students on placement.

Toolkits for practice placements

Please select from the icons below for resources that support practice placements.

Returning to placement

The UK Council of Deans of Health have published an FAQ document that explains what you need to know about returning to standard placements and Covid-19.

Fitness to Practice Procedures

All students at the University of Essex are required to comply with the regulations of the University regarding conduct. Students enrolled on courses which have a practical professional placement have additional responsibilities placed on them as outlined in relevant regulatory and/or professional body codes of practice. Failure to meet these responsibilities can lead to the Fitness to Practice Procedure being invoked. Students will be notified on registration if their course of study is subject to the terms of this procedure.

Access to the placements database

For Nursing, Occupational Therapy, and Speech and Language Therapy, we have a Practice Education Management System (PEMS) which allows you to view and update the practice education elements of the programme. You will have received log-in details of this by email - should you have trouble with this, please contact us. We also have a handy 'how-to' guide for Placement Organisation users.

Online updates

Your role as a practice educator is essential in developing new generations of health and social care professionals. To help support your practice as an educator, we have a range of CPD modules and online training which you may be interested in.

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