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On Placement

You’ve done it. Everything is in place for a fantastic placement – experiencing work or study abroad, building skills, meeting new people and, most importantly, enjoying the time ahead. 

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Health, Safety and Insurance 

On a work placement it is your employers responsibility to ensure your safety. Your employer should provide you with access to the organisation’s health and safety policy, but it is your responsibility to read it. Download the Health and Safety pdf to find out everything you need to know.

Whether it's for work or a Study Abroad placement, you need insurance if you are heading overseas. Aston University has basic cover in place, but we recommend you take out extra insurance - especially if you plan to take part in adventurous sports. 


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Throughout your placement you’ll need to check in regularly for news and updates, including details about your final year. 

Keep in touch with your tutor - they'll let you know if you need to organise a visit as part of your course.

If you are an international student, you must contact us on a regular basis to check in. Email placementsupport@aston.ac.uk  

Everything you need is on your Blackboard placement module so have a good look through. 


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Keep in touch

Join in the photo competition and send us your blog posts. We’ll feature them on the placement site, so that future year groups can benefit from your experiences. 

Keep up to date with our social media. Don’t forget to use #AstonPlacements 

Check your Aston University email regularly – we’ll keep you updated with vital course and placement information. 


If you need us...

Worried about your placement, or struggling with some of the realities of living away from home and University for the first time?

Whatever your concerns, give us a call or find us on social media - we’re here to help. Find out who your Coordinator is.

Hopefully everything should run smoothly for you on placement however, in the event of an emergency, please contact our 24/7 security team on +44 (0)121 359 2922.

If you have a medical emergency whilst on placement, you can also get in touch with Intana Global on +44(0)20 7902 7405. For other emergencies or security information, you can contact the Global Security Centre on +44(0)20 7939 8658. For more information about who to contact in an emergency, take a look at the Health and Safety pdf

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