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Placements – University of Reading

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  • All students experience placements within a variety of setting with varied client groups


Undertake professional placements which will enhance your experience and develop your career as  an integral part of your degree. There are a variety of clinical placements to develop your clinical competence and profile.

Placements are both external and internal, and take place in a large range of clinical settings.


    • Experience observing and treating patients with communication and swallowing problems - You will have opportunities to experience placements in a variety of clinical settings and client groups. By the end of the degree you will have amassed over 500 hours of clinical experience

    • Placements provided by dedicated placement educators - Our placements are provided by qualified Speech and Language Therapists who attend placement educator training at the University and work with us to provide placements that offer you a wealth of learning opportunities.

    • Develop your clinical profile - You will attend placements from your first term with us. We create a personal placement profile for each student to enable you to identify your placement profile as you develop across the programme to become an independent clinician.

    • Receive support through training and development during your degree - The clinical tutoring team at the University offer support and advice during your placements. The University also offers specialist training in areas such as CV writing and interview preparation to support you when applying for your first post. We provide placements in our dedicated Speech and Language Therapy clinic, which hosts NHS adult and paediatric clinics in addition to our independent adult and paediatric clinics. You will have opportunities for a broad range of experiences prior to attending clinic placements outside of the University. 


Weekly placements are an excellent way to allow you to attend placement and still receive the expert advice and feedback of the clinical academics and teaching team within the school. Placements are organised by our in-house Placement Officers who help you carefully select the best opportunities available for you.

Some funding for placement travel and accommodation and child care is available from NHSBSA Learning support fund. For further details please see:


Please contact our placement coordinators, Sherifah Al-Katib and Julie Hankinson.

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