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

COVID-19: Placements

Studying at RGU


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

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Study Placements

How are the placements for the next semester 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 in September due to public health measures, alternative arrangements are being 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 within organisations that have been asked by the UK Government to close as part of the coronavirus measures, should now be working from home as per government guidance. In the event that the organisation is unable to support home working, the school will provide alternative study arrangements for you. The university will continue to regularly be in contact with you and the placement team can be reached via email at

Students currently on placement in the UK may continue to attend their placement providing they feel safe and in a position to do so. 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 have a chronic health condition – for example long term respiratory disease; long term cardiovascular disease; diabetes; currently taking or receiving immunosuppressive treatments or receiving chemotherapy, you should not attend placement. Complete the COVID-19 self-declaration form and submit as directed.

Contact for further advice around chronic health conditions.

If you have not achieved enough hours to be graded on placement, more detail to follow on this.

I am pregnant. What should I do?

You should not attend placement. Complete the COVID-19 self-declaration form and submit as directed.

Study Abroad & Erasmus

How the university’s study abroad programmes be delivered in Semester 1 of 2020/21?

The university’s outbound study abroad programme has been suspended for Semester. Depending on the course and the host institution, students may be able to postpone their study period until Semester 2. 

Depending on the course applied for, students may be able to postpone their study period with us until Semester 2. 

Please contact for more information.

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