The University of Cumbria is the biggest provider of health professionals in Cumbria and North Lancashire, with an expert team of educators, practitioners and administrators committed to providing you with the best information and support whilst on placement. The Placement Unit is the central point of contact for students on placement and their facilitators.


Please click on the link below for more specific and detailed information for the following student groups:



Social Work


Occupational Therapy

Youth and Community

For Careers and Employability information, please visit:

Information for Practice Assessors and Supervisors

Regulatory bodies state that placement providers are responsible for ensuring that an up-to-date local register of current Practice Assessors and Supervisors is held and maintained. Practice Assessors and Supervisors must demonstrate their knowledge, skills and competence on an ongoing basis. In order to support Practice Assessors and Supervisors collating this evidence many organisations have devised ‘Mentor Portfolio of Evidence’ or ‘Mentor Evidence Records’.

Further information can be obtained by following the link below. 

Information for Practice Assessors and Supervisors

Policies and Procedures

As part of its Health Professional programmes all students are required to spend time on placement in health care or other settings.

The University’s health care settings are spread across a wide geographical area mainly in the North West of England with the majority of placements being allocated in Cumbria and Lancashire witth students are required to make their attendance on placement their first priority.

To view our policy in full, please follow the below link

Policies and Procedures

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