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Supporting placement learning

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This topic provides insight in to the variety of placement opportunities that exist and how students are effectively supported throughout such experiences.

Placements can provide students with a highly valuable and distinctive learning opportunity that complements their academic studies.

The style and approach to placement learning can be very different to other parts of an academic programme with unfamiliar routines, practices and expectations. Therefore students require support at several stages, including preparing for a placement, during the placement, and upon return to university on completion of a placement. In particular students will often need support to understand what it is that they are learning while on placement. Reflection is an especially important part of this process – and is a skill in which students will require practice and guidance.

The ways in which placement learning is documented and assessed may also be unfamiliar to students and needs careful consideration and explanation. It is also important to ensure that a student can provide evidence of their placement learning, both for assessment and for presentation to others upon graduation.

Employers and placement providers also provide considerable support for placement learning, often supporting that learning on a daily basis. It is therefore important that employers are provided with the resources and information regarding programme aims and assessment requirements in order to support students accordingly.


Case Studies

Peru: A fascinating insight into developing medicine

Dr Katey Beggan

Published 16 Jan 2020 • 6 mins read

In this case study, medical student Katey Beggan talks about her experiences studying in a Peruvian hospital as part of her elective SSC. She talks about the differences in medical practise and compares her learning and teaching techniques with


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Ways of learning | Learning journeys | Supporting Placement Learning |

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Supporting student summer placements; a case study

Dr Andrew Shore & Katherine Green

Published 10 Dec 2019 • 11 min read

A case study from Dr Andrew Shore and his former placement student, Katherine Green, describing their experiences of student summer placements at Cardiff University


Topics

Supporting Placement Learning

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Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme: Production of GM plants resistant to aphid infection

Dr Geraint Parry, Ryan Coates, Emily Heath, Hannah Elliott and Sophie Thomas

Published 13 May 2020 • 8 mins read

This video features Dr Geraint Parry and undergraduate Bioscience students discussing their experiences undertaking a Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (CUROP) summer placement in 2018.


Topics

Ways of learning | Enterprise & Employability | Research-led teaching | Supporting Placement Learning |

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This video features Andrea Drobna, a first year undergraduate talking about her experience on a Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (CUROP) summer placement in 2018.


Topics

Ways of learning | Enterprise & Employability | Research-led teaching | Supporting Placement Learning |

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This video features Kerry Leyton, a first year undergraduate talking about her experience on a Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (CUROP) summer placement in 2018.


Topics

Ways of learning | Enterprise & Employability | Research-led teaching | Supporting Placement Learning |

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