Foundation degree in Health Science placements

The Foundation degree Health Sciences skills book contains guidance and current legislation from the perspective of students and educators. This is to facilitate the smooth running of the placement experience for everyone involved.

  • Information for students

    As a student you will spend part of your time at Essex out on placement working in practice with one of our partner organisations, often with your employing organisation. This is your opportunity to experience life working with service users and colleagues from numerous professions and backgrounds.

    Your time in placement forms the foundations of not only your degree but also your future career. Many opportunities will arise during this time that will enable you to put your skills and knowledge into practice in real-time, often fast-paced environments challenging you professionally and personally.

    The experiences you have and the impression you make during placements can directly link to your future employability and career pathway – so make the most of every opportunity you can!

  • Information for supervisors

    Thank you for agreeing to supervise a student on our programme. When our students enter practice we endeavour to ensure they are not only fit for practice, but are professional and approachable at all times. We also ask that our students constantly demonstrating both the University values and also those of the NHS.

Contact us

If you have any queries about any aspect of practice education which need to be addressed promptly, please contact:

  • Leigh O'Shea, Subject lead, telephone 01702 328362

Emergency out-of-hours contact

Our out-of-hours emergency information provides details of who to contact if a problem arises whilst you are in practice and you want to contact a member of staff, whether you live in University accommodation on campus or live off campus.