About the Project

What is the Placement Project?

Started in 2015, the project aims to have a positive impact on student engagement with the placement experience during their time as a student nurse or midwife at the University of Manchester.  As a student-led project, we share ideas and experiences from practice placements with the aim of supporting student nurses and midwives to make the most of their time on placement.

Experienced student nurses and midwives 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.

All first years should have received a hard copy of the ‘Placement Survival Pack‘ booklet 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.

How can I contribute to the project?

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.

If you’re interested in joining the team to become a regular blogger, update the booklet or take part in any other events please get in touch. As members of the team graduate we’re always on the look out for new content from Midwifery students and Nurses from all fields, use the form below to send us a message or contact us via our social media pages @UoMPlacementProject & @PlacementProj.


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 or BMidwif courses. 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 or BMidwif (Hons) degree and are not necessarily those of The University of Manchester, the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work or the NHS.

All content © 2017, Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester. The copyright holders provide permission for non-commercial academic research, teaching and clinical purposes only.  Not for sale or distribution to other parties without the copyright holder’s permission. All warranties and guarantees are excluded to the furthest extent permitted by law.

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