About the site

The overall aim of the project is to have a positive impact on student engagement with the placement experience during their time as a student nurse at the University of Manchester.  We plan to share ideas of what makes a ‘good’ placement and how to make the most of your time there in order to develop your student role further.

Experienced student nurses will share their ideas about how to gain the best from clinical experience, whatever field they are in, and hopefully inspire and assist confidence building for new students in relation to their role on placement. The videos and articles will be available to students as they prepare for placement and as a resource during their placements.

If you would like to comment on any of the blog posts, please email us with your comment and the title of the post you are commenting on. If accepted, we will contact you to publish it on the site as an official commentary piece.

All first years should have received a hard copy of the ‘Placement Survival Pack‘ before starting placement. This booklet was designed to accompany this website to help prepare you for placement and be a useful source of information to take with you to help answer any worries or queries you may have.  It can be downloaded to print off from the above link or viewed online on the Placement Survival Pack page.

Please note that all information within this booklet was correct at the time of publishing, and should not be treated as an exhaustive or definitive source of information, but as a starting point for any issues or queries you may encounter during your time on the BNurs course. If unsure, it’s always best to contact your AA as the first port of call or refer directly to the course material on Blackboard.

The independent views and opinions expressed within the booklet and on this accompanying website are those of the student authors during their study for the BNurs (Hons) degree and are not necessarily those of The University of Manchester, the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work or the NHS.


Please use the form below to contact the Placement Enhancement Team: