Guidance and resources for our placement partners working with the School of Health Sciences and the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering.
Placement partnerships with the School of Health Sciences
We work with some of London's leading providers of health and social care to provide placements for our students in Nursing, Midwifery, Speech & Language Therapy and Radiography.
Nursing and Midwifery
Placement experiences are a vital factor in promoting understanding and development of professional craft knowledge. They help students become fit for practice, fit for purpose and fit for award by the time they complete their programme.
Placements constitute 50% of each Nursing student's programme and 60% of each Midwifery student's programme.
Each placement provides students with educational opportunities to develop their professional craft knowledge through:
- observing good practice
- engaging in good practice alongside a mentor and other practitioners
- practising under the more distant supervision of a mentor or other practitioner.
Students also have time to investigate their practice, to study their patients/clients and their carers, to discuss their learning with experienced colleagues and to formulate and reformulate their understanding through writing, discussion and reading.
Speech and Language Therapy
We recommend that if you are part of a service outside of Greater London (i.e. Sussex, Surrey, Hertfordshire, Kent etc.) you liaise with us directly as to which cohort has students in your area.
City, University of London, Department of Radiography works in partnership with each of the following Hospitals:
- Barnet General Hospital
- Basildon Hospital
- Broomfield Hospital
- Holly House Hospital
- Homerton Hospital
- King George Hospital, Ilford
- The London Clinic
- The London Independent Hospital
- The London Clinic Cancer Centre
- North Middlesex Hospital
- Orsett Hospital, Basildon
- Queens Hospital, Romford (formerly Oldchurch Hospital)
- Parkside Hospital
- Royal Free Hospital
- Royal Hospital Trust - Royal London Hospitals Site
- Royal Hospital Trust - St. Bartholomew's Hospital Site
- Royal Hospitals Trust - Mile End Hospital Site
- Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (Bolsover Street)
- Southend Hospital
- St. Mary's Hospital, London
- University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- The West Middlesex Hospital
- The Whittington Hospital
Become a Practice Assessor
Contact the SHS Clinical Placement team
Placement partnerships with the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering
The Professional Liaison Unit (PLU) has been placing students with a range of employers for over 20 years. We aim to provide a bespoke and comprehensive service to employers seeking to offer short to long term work experience to those studying at City.
Placements are fixed term and there is no requirement for you to offer work extending past this period. Placement students and interns offer a valuable resource for a fraction of the cost of a graduate.
We aim to enhance the student experience, by equipping our students with the tools required to bridge the gap between education and employment.
- Source internships and placements
- Educate about employability
- Professional Development planning
- Enrich programme content with industry input
- Organise specialist events
- Connect academia with industry.
Types of placement
We offer a number of pathways in which a student can undertake some form of work-based learning.
- One-year sandwich placements – All undergraduates are encouraged to complete a one-year placement or summer internship as part of their course
- Professional Pathway Scheme - Unique to City, this initiative allows an undergraduate to work for up to four days a week whilst completing their degree
- Postgraduate internship scheme - Postgraduate students are encouraged to complete an internship as part of their dissertation.
How the PLU supports placements
The PLU supports students and employers throughout the placement to make sure that both parties are benefiting effectively from the experience. We provide comprehensive guidelines and additional support throughout the placement process from conception to completion.
Each placement student is assigned a work-based learning advisor (WLA) who will provide assistance throughout the duration of the placement by visiting the workplace and ensuring that both the student and placement provider are meeting the pre-agreed deliverables.
The PLU has a very strong relationship with students currently studying at City. We have a number of ways in which we can advertise your vacancies and ensuring that you get the best quality applications.
Please contact us to discuss advertising your opportunity to our students.