For guidance on the recognition of credit for integrated placements or additional years of study abroad or work in industry, see the policy statement
For guidance on converting marks for undergraduate courses from overseas institutions, for use with an intercalated integrated study abroad year, see the Mark Conversion Tables
The Placement learning Good Practice Guide should be read alongside the Health and Safety Policy and Guidance for students undertaking placement learning, as published on the Health, Safety and Well-being web-site and cross referenced throughout.
Placement learning takes place in a variety of forms at Warwick, including courses with mandatory or optional years abroad, intercalated years in industry (UK or abroad), professional or clinical experience, work-based and experiential learning. A Good Practice Guide on Placement Learning was developed over the summer 2003, under the direction of a Working Group representing the various types of placement learning. The purpose of the Guide is not to be prescriptive, but to facilitate the sharing of good practice across the University.
Prior to the start of each academic year, representatives from relevant departments will be invited to attend an annual forum on placement learning to discuss developments over the past year and make amendments to the Guide.
Major amendments to the guide were made following the introduction of new Health and Safety guidance for student placements in 2010, and the amendments approved following the annual meeting of placement learning coordinators in October 2010.
Any comments on the Guide or further examples of good practice may be sent to Quality@warwick.ac.uk.
Introduction and Definition
Institutional and Departmental Policies and Procedures
Assessment and Achievement of Learning Outcomes
Students’ Rights and Responsibilities
Student Support and Information
Approval, Monitoring, Evaluation
Annex A: ECTS Learning Agreement
Other Useful Information
Health and Safety Policy and Guidance (on the Health, Safety and Well-being web-site)
Course approval documentation (including Part 3 covering Placement Learning)