Placement Year Guide
We've broken down everything you need to know for your placement year.
To help you make the most of your year, we’ve compiled a bunch of information for you to read through.
We cover all of the essential information, as well as advice for going abroad, how to effectively work from home, tips for staying healthy and happy, guidance on finances, and a whole lot more.
We’ve also got some useful contact details at the bottom of this page, including what to do in an emergency, so make sure you bookmark it.
In the event of an emergency during placement, please get in touch with us as soon as possible.
In a serious emergency, please contact the most appropriate emergency services.
You can also contact Campus Safety, which is staffed 24 hours a day, on +44 (0)121 359 2922.
If you are overseas and have a medical emergency, email or call Global Response on +44 (0)2920 662425 and quote the details of Aston’s travel insurance policy provider. They'll tell you where to go to get medical advice in your location.
Your health and safety is critical to us. So that we can support you throughout the placement year, please download the SafeZone app so we can “check in” with you at your placement location.
Here’s a useful list of contacts you might need during your placement year:
Any problems at all – get in touch with the dedicated On-Placement Support Team.
Got an Erasmus question?
Professional, independent, free and confidential advice.
The Counselling and Mental Wellbeing Service is made up of a team of qualified counsellors and psychotherapy practitioners who are here to support you every step of the way.
t: 0121 204 4007
If your placement organisation is looking to recruit another placement student, or perhaps a graduate, let the Careers and Placements Employer Engagement Team know.
t: 0121 204 5299