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Help and advice while you're on placement 

It can be a bit daunting going away on placement while you're at University. After settling into student life in Cardiff, it's difficult to start again somewhere for a short period of time.

We've put together some quick information to help you while you're away, and to remind you that the Students' Union is still here for you, even if you're not in Cardiff at the moment. 

Need advice? 

Our Student Advice service can help you with a range of issues while you are placement. They specialise in things like academic advice on issues such as fitness to practise, and concerns or worries you may have about your placement. They offer a confidential service that is independent from the University. 

You don't need to be in Cardiff to use the Student Advice service. Our team will arrange a telephone or Skype appointment at a time convenient to you to discuss your issue. You can also email the team at Advice@Cardiff.ac.uk.

Your student life supported 

Stay in touch with the University Student Support & Wellbeing teams throughout your placement and during your studies to access the full range of support available to you.

The Student Occupational Health team can help you with enrolment screening, immunisations, fitness to study, fitness to practise, tips for maintaining good health. Get in touch: StudentOccHealth@Cardiff.ac.uk

The Counselling, Health & Wellbeing team can help you with tips on good wellbeing & helpful coping strategies, face to face, telephone & online appointments, workshops and self-help resources, and online support programme ‘SilverCloud’ access via the University Intranet. Get in touch: Counselling@Cardiff.ac.uk

Student Academic Representatives

You can raise any ideas, issues or opinions about your course or placement with your Student Academic Rep. Student Academic Reps are volunteers who voice the questions, queries and concerns of their fellow students to the University.

Reps take any feedback that you might have to Student Staff Panels. Here students and University staff discuss topics that affect your education. Together they come up with action plans on how the University can improve your course and placement experience.