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About The Team

The support of students and mentors in practice is conducted by a number of academic, clinical and administrative personnel. 

Placement allocation is a major function of the CPPSU and the team allocate to over 450 placements across South East Wales. The team also are involved in maintaining a database of all educational audits for placement areas which have been undertaken by University Lecturers and clinical staff from the placement providers.

Meet The Placements Team

Ms Jayne Hancock

Position:Lecturer / Co-Director of Learning in Practice
Telephone: +44 (0)29 206 87781Extension: 87781

As Director of Learning in Practice, Jayne's role is to take school wide responsibility for leadership, management and innovation of undergraduate and post-graduate student learning in a variety of ways.  This includes; simulated practice, clinical placements (Practice Learning Opportunities) in the NHS and other health and social care settings. Jayne’s role is to ensure that strategies are developed and maintained to ensure your placement is suitable for your learning needs and that the mentors are prepared and supported.  This requires a close working relationship with Students, University personnel and colleagues working within the placement provider organisations.


Anne Bebb

As Senior Placement and Scheduling Officer, Anne takes responsibility for the administrative management of all activities related to the delivery of education through clinical practice.

Anne also works closely with the Director for Learning in Practice to ensure that all students receive the required standard of clinical practice education to graduate fit for practice.


Ms Lisa Cochlin
Position: Placement Support Officer
Telephone: +44(0)29 20687239
Extension: 87239


Michelle, Lisa and the Placement Team support the placement of students in clinical settings and work closely with Anne to provide your individual placements. The placements are managed using the Student Information Management System. Notification of clinical placements will be confirmed to you via Learning Central. It is important that you notify the team of any changes in your personal circumstances; this will ensure that your future placements are suitable for your learning outcomes. Please review your placement line at the start of each year and identify any potential problems. Only in exceptional circumstances can placements be changed. It is not usual to change your placement and, on the rare event that you wish to do so, the request must follow the change of placement protocol and a form requesting a change of placement completed and discussed with your personal tutor. If deemed appropriate forwarded to your programme manager and authorised by the Director of Learning in Practice. Please follow this link for the Change of Placement Protocol