Placement Change Policy

Placements will only be changed where evidence of a conflict of interest exists or where students have extenuating circumstances evidenced in line with University Academic Regulations.

Conflict of Interest

Students may only request to change placement due to a conflict of interest if:

  • A family member/friend of the student is currently a patient/client in that placement

  • The student has received treatment or is currently in receipt of treatment in that placement

  • The student had a family member/close friend who was nursed and died in that placement

  • The student has a relative who is a member of staff in that area

Evidence may be required to support these claims to ensure a fair and consistent approach can be implemented for all students.

“Placement – conflict of interests” form should be completed within 5 working days of placement notifications being published.

Requests submitted after this time period will not be considered.

Extenuating Circumstances

Placements are allocated based on published criteria in line with Health Education England stipulations. A placement is arranged as the assessment opportunity for practice modules and should be considered as such when evaluated as part of the academic regulations.

All applications for a change to assessment (placement) are considered in line with the University Academic Regulations related to Extenuating Circumstances and more specifically the ‘Assessment handbook’ section 4. 

Changes to placement allocation (assessment) will not be considered where evidence of extenuating circumstances cannot be provided.