Confirming your placement
Once you've been offered a placement opportunity you'll need to request approval from UWE Bristol. You must get your placement confirmed and approved before you can start your placement.
Why does my placement need to be approved?
We want you to have a safe and successful placement. To ensure this we:
- check your placement role is a good academic fit and will allow you to meet the learning outcomes of the placement module
- take our duty of care to you seriously and seek to establish you are going on a safe and viable placement.
Get your placement approved
Once you've been offered a placement opportunity you'll need to request approval from UWE Bristol by completing the Employability Activity Confirmation (InfoHub login required). You'll need this key information to hand:
- job description
- salary information
- placement start and end dates
- company contact.
You must get your placement confirmed and approved before you can start your placement.Employability Activity Confirmation
We'll provide updates to your UWE Bristol email as your placement details are processed and notify you when your placement's been approved.
If you're going overseas on an approved placement as part of your program of study, you're covered by the UWE Bristol Travel Insurance Policy. For more information on practicalities please read our information on staying safe overseas.
For work placements, an agreement will also be made with the employer on indemnity insurance as part of the placement agreement and health and safety form. Further details will be made available to students who are successfully selected for exchange or confirm an appropriate work placement. Some partners or work placements may require you to purchase additional insurance. Please ensure that you also take a hard copy of this with you as well as leaving a copy with your family or friends at home.
Please note: If you have a pre-existing medical condition and the doctor advises you not to travel, the UWE Bristol travel insurance policy is invalid.
If you're planning to take holidays before, during or after the trip, or take part in activities which are not covered, you'll need to purchase extra insurance. Please note that although you're allowed to arrange for cover by more than one policy, if you're making a claim you must not claim for the same expense from more than one insurer.
For additional private cover UWE Bristol’s insurers advise the use of World Nomads.
Attend a sandwich placement briefing
You’ll need to attend a placement briefing in the spring term, so check our placement events information for dates.
We'll send you a separate briefing if you’re doing a placement outside the UK – you'll be emailed details closer to the time.
We’ll also attach you to the placement module and give you access to the Blackboard site in the new academic year.
Fees and funding
When you start your placement
We'll contact you during your sandwich placement to check on progress. Find out about the different kinds of support available during your placement.
Don't forget to read our placement guide, which covers everything placement-related, from making a good first impression to completing your academic module.
Remember to sign up to the UWE Placements Facebook group to connect with other placement students. It's a place to share your pictures, your first day experiences, your commute, your questions and your advice.
Get in touch
We will guide you through getting your placement approved and answer your questions about your forthcoming placement.