Should you wish to consider any work-based learning or undertake a placement during your research programme you should discuss this with your supervisory team in the first instance.

The Code of Practice for Work-based and Placement Learning gives further information about the documentation that would require completion to ensure that appropriate risk assessment is undertaken and confirm that adequate insurance arrangements are in place - the link for this can be found at the bottom of the page. The Health and Safety and Insurance pages may also be useful and for any activity that requires travel outside of the UK you will need to complete the online Permission to Travel Form.

You should give consideration to the timing of when you undertake a placement as there is no extension to the deadline for submission of the documents for Major Review, Annual Review or thesis submission.