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Practice placements

Whether you've chosen to study on our BSc or our Pre-Registration MSc you'll undertake 28 weeks of practice placement during your time with us. Alongside your campus-based study your placements will prepare you to become a competent occupational therapist in a variety of health and social care settings.

Our deciated placements team work alongside our year leads to place students in quality placements in a variety of settings in and around London. These settings include leading London hospitals, community and social care settings. We also place students in role emerging placements where there is no occupational therapist based on site and where supervision is provided by a 'long arm' supervisor.

Placement areas include but are limited to, physical rehabilitation, mental health settings, with children in schools or clinics and with people with learning disabilities, based at a hospital or as part of a community reablement team. 

OT placement_National Neurology hospitalWhat I enjoyed most about my placement in a hospital was the holistic view they took with their patients, the close multidisciplinary team collaboration and their emphasis on evidence-based decision making.

Maxine, Occupational Therapy BSc

Information for Practice Placement Educators

We run a two day Practice Placement Educator's course (free of charge) for those who are interested in taking our OT students. Please see below for further details. We also provide a half day briefing for educators prior to the placement starting. This focuses on the educational objectives for the specific placement, the student assessment procedures and the communication channels with the university. Following the placement all educators are invited to a de brief which is an opportunity for the educators to network with each other and share any learning. The briefings and de briefings are run by the Practice Placement Manager and Year Leads. 

Thank you for your interest in taking OT students from Brunel University London.

Practice Placement Educators Courses

If you would like to register please contact Ann Haddock, Placement Administrator. 

Course application form

Registering to offer student placements

Occupational Therapy student placements in the London area are organised using an online database the Placement Management Partnership.  To register your interest in offering student placements, please email support.pmpartnership@tribalgroup.com

PMP information sheet

Brunel Practice Placement Team

Useful information for current Practice Placement Educators