Find out the latest guidance and information about the impact of COVID-19 on the University.

COVID-19: Advice for Staff, Students and Community
COVID-19: Placements

Studying at RGU


Advice for current and prospective RGU students on placement, Study Abroad and Erasmus

Study Placements

How are the placements for the next Term going to be affected if the classes are to be taught online?

Often, placements are an essential element of the course. The university is continuing to monitor the situation and we are working with our normal placement providers to ensure that our students can continue to have a safe placement experience even if other aspects of the course are delivered online. If placements are restricted due to public health measures, alternative arrangements will be planned for and course teams will communicate this information when it is appropriate to do so.

I am currently on placement or due to go on placement in the UK. Will COVID-19 affect my placement?

Guidance for all RGU students, except those enrolled in the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Paramedic Practice.

Students currently on placement in the UK may continue to attend their placement providing they feel safe and in a position to do so. UK/Regional Government guidance should be followed in relation to returning to offices and home working.

If a student feels that they are at risk from attending their placement, they should contact their university placement officer and school as soon as possible.

For students currently on placement overseas, both placement officers and schools have been in regular contact to ensure that they are supported, and making the right decision with regards to remaining on placement or returning to the UK. 

I have a long term condition. What should I do?

If you commenced your Nursing, Midwifery, or Paramedic course from September 2020 onwards, you will have been screened as part of your Occupational Health questionnaire. If you commenced your course prior to September 2020, an additional screening questionnaire was sent to you for completion.

If you have any queries please contact

I am pregnant. What should I do?

Students under 28 weeks pregnant can continue on placement with regular risk assessments carried out. Please contact so we can keep a track of your progress and address any concerns you may have.

Any student above 28 weeks pregnant should contact and we will discuss your case on an individual basis. If students have underlaying conditions or complications with their pregnancy, then they will need to be referred to our occupational health and safety provider for review.

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