The Guidelines on Student Placements in Taught Programmes (approved by Senate in February 2009) are designed to provide an overarching framework for placement provision. These guidelines are generic by necessity and intended to be supplemented by local guidance and guidance offered by the University Health and Safety Office.
The aim of the Guidelines is to ensure that University of Bristol placement students are able to achieve intended learning outcomes appropriate to their level of study, that they are safe and secure and that their placements comply with the QAA's Code of Practice for the assurance of academic quality and standards in higher education, section 9: Work-based and placement learning.
The Guidelines are written primarily for University-based placement organisers but they also include information suitable for placement providers and for students. The document includes links to sources of useful information available both within the University and externally.
The Guidelines were produced by the Short-term working group on student placements, the membership of which is included as an appendix to the Guidelines.