You are still a student of the University during your sandwich year and will be supported throughout
Your Visiting Tutor will visit you at your place of work a minimum of twice during your placement. Note that for international placements it may be necessary to consider alternative arrangements such as video conferencing.
During the visit your Visiting Tutor will discuss any issues you may have, advise you on how to make the best of your placement, meet with your Workplace Supervisor and provide advice on your assessment.
Between visits, your SWE Co-ordinator / Visiting Tutor will be available via phone / email to assist you as required.
Your Visiting Tutor will complete the Visiting Industrial Placement Tutor’s Report following the visit and return a copy to you.
Most placements are very successful and no problems arise, however, on rare occasions there may be some difficulties on placement.
If you are unable to address it internally, or if you require support, the first port of call would be your Academic Tutor or the Placement Team.
Don’t turn to social media to vent your frustration or criticise the organisation or supervisor.
Usually these issues are easily rectified, and we can support and guide you.