On your placement

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On your placement

Your placement is an important and exciting part of your learning experience and a valuable part of your degree. Use this section to get prepared and access the information that you'll need while you're on placement.

Please read the Important placement documents page, as this includes information about health and safety on work placement, Public Liability Insurance and travel documents for international placements.

Check the settling into your placement page for top tips on getting started, if you're a bit unsure during your placement, and what you can do to prepare for your final year.

If you're doing a work placement overseas, make sure that you've covered all of the practical arrangements, including travel insurance and visas. Or, if you're an international student looking to do a placement find out what your options are.

Plus, all the need to know information about placement year funding, tuition fees, and useful contact details for BU and other external support, or if there's an emergency.

Looking after your health and wellbeing on placement

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Placement year funding

The funding available for a placement year is significantly different to a normal study year - read our guidance for more information.

Workplace health and safety

Important placement documents

Find the forms and documents that you'll need while you're on placement, including health and safety, travel cover and Public Liability Insurance.

Practical arrangements

Practical arrangements

Check these important considerations to take into account when planning your work placement overseas. Including health and travel insurance and visas.

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Placement tuition fees

You still need to pay a reduced tuition fee for your placement year. Find out how much it is and what it covers.

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Placement contacts

The people who will support and guide you throughout your placement journey.