Support and Costs

Support During Placement

Each student is allocated a WBL tutor who has a responsibility for delivering the student's University-based support programme, overseeing the placement and assessment. The WBL tutor will not normally visit during the placement but will make telephone contact with you. The tutor may be contacted by you or the student at any time during the placement.

We have a dedicated WBL office to oversee the whole placement process, therefore, if you have any queries about the WBL scheme someone is always on hand to provide guidance and support.


All placements are unpaid and the University subsidises travel expenses to and from the placement. Therefore, there should be no direct costs to the placement provider. However, the University is not able to reimburse students for any additional expenses incurred through the placement (for example, travel for work purposes or uniforms) and we would ask placement providers to make any such costs clear to the student and to offer reimbursement to them if at all possible.