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Speech and Language Therapy Clinical Placements

Welcome to our Clinical Placements' website. Thank you for your involvement in the placement education of the BSc and MSc Speech and Language Therapy students from the University of Reading. As we continue to develop this website, please contact Allie Biddle for suggestions of things to include.


New SLT placement administrators

Welcome to Sherifah Al-Katib and Julie Hankinson who have joined the team as our placement administrators.  

Both Sherifah and Julie can be contacted on ; 0118 378 4696. 


Here's what our students had to say about their placement:

"I was able to be independent and take on my own case load to work through. I had clear tasks for each day which I was able to manage myself. The communication in the team was admirable and each team member strove to make each decision on behalf of everybody concerned".

"Both (SLTs)Theresa and Chloe were great at explaining to me what they were doing, why they were doing it and answering my questions. They also kept me on my toes by asking questions back!".


Here's what a couple of our educators concluded about their students :

"...was overall an excellent student who showed high levels of professionalism, sound knowledge and therapeutic skills and a good level of independence. She made excellent working relationships with both clients and professionals and fitted well into clinic and was a pleasure to work with".

"… worked very hard and took positive and negative criticism well. She had a good work ethic and always prepared the actions that we'd discussed the previous week".

" H has done really well attending a meeting with professionals and the family and the support workers of a client of ours. H was really confident in the meeting and was very supportive to the carers who wanted to provide the best of care".


Schedule of Clinical Placements

Placement Offer Forms

Adult Placements

1 BSc 1 Day Observation Placement - Adult

Term Time Adult

Easter/May Block Placement Adult

Summer Block Placement Adult


Paediatric Placements

1 BSc 1 Day Observation Placement - Paediatric

Term Time Paediatric

Easter/May Block Placement Paediatric

Summer Block Placement Paediatric


Clinical Tutors

 Name Telephone  Email Availability 

Allie Biddle

Clinical Coordinator

0118 378 4696 Monday - Friday
Fiona Baillie  0118 378 4696  Tuesday, Wednesday 
Linda Chitty  0118 378 4696  Monday 
Alison Cox  0118 378 4696  Monday - Friday 
Sarah Fincham-Majumdar  0118 378 4696  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 
Helen Marlow  0118 378 4696  Tuesday, Thursday 
Kate Munro  0118 378 4696  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesda PM 
Emma Pilkington (maternity cover for Melissa Loucas)  0118 378 4696   Monday am, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 
Katherine Pritchard  0118 378 4696 Monday, Tuesday, Friday 
Theo Read  0118 378 4696  Monday, Tuesday, Friday 


Clinical Placement Handbooks 


Placement Educator Training


Click on the dates below for booking forms. 

Thursday 6th September

Half day (1pm-4.30pm) at University of Reading

Experienced educators - Adult and Paediatric



Tuesday 11th September

Full day (9.30am - 4pm) at University of Reading

New educators - Adult and Paediatric


Clinical Report Forms

2BSc Summer Term

3BSc Autumn/Spring/Summer

3BSc Summer Block

4BSc Autumn/Spring

1MSc Summer

1MSc Summer Block

2MSc Autumn/Spring

2MSc Easter/May Block


Professionalism Forms

2 BSc

3 BSc

4 BSc

1 MSc

2 MSc

Placement Educator Resources

Coming soon. Please contact Allie Biddle ( for ideas on what you would like to see in this section.

Being a Clinical Examiner

2018 Clinical exams

We will be sending out a request letter for clinical examiners early in 2018 for our May/June finalist clinical exams (dates to be confirmed). To be a clinical examiner you need to have had students on clinical placement for 4 years, including clinical placements in the last 3 years. If you would like further information or would like to express an interest at being an examiner please contact fill in the form below and send it to Allie Biddle

Placement Educator Examiner Request Letter


Comments from Clinical Examiners from practice

"I really enjoyed the day; it was full on but very interesting day. I was very pleased to be paired with an experienced Uni examiner."

"I really enjoyed the experience of being a clinical examiner. It was inspiring to meet the next cohort of speech and language therapists and to see how much knowledge and enthusiasm they have. It was also a great opportunity to meet new people and reflect on my own practice."


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