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'I can’t afford to get to placement'


I am not a student but am answering as a lecturer and what we would advise students in our institution. If a student had difficulty for whatever reason in attending a placement, we would want them to appraoch the module leader or cohort/year leader/or personal tutor depending upon the reason - or who they can get hold of first: present the evidence - for example transport timetables: the University (as in whichever lecturer was taking the lead) would contact the clinical area- either Practice Education Facilitator or similar role or ward manager etc and lay the case out on behalf of the student so the problem could be solved to a compromised satisfaction and emasures put in place to ensure competencies can be met, and successful completion is possible. The mentor is not really the person to make the decision solely. It may be possible to organise a back up mentor as well as the main mentor or adapt shifts. I doubt that the travel expenses would cover taxi claims anyway. Also you could consider approaching Student Welfare in the immediate term as they may be able to help with hardship fund access. I hope it is resolved for you quickly, there is little money anyway to cover immediate expenses until travel expenses are paid

Posted date

14 March, 2014

Posted time

5:41 pm