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Work Ethics for Students

Work placement gives students confidence in developing their own ability to work in a professional environment and makes them fit for purpose and for practice in their respective discipline. Students learn at first-hand about work ethics, confidentiality and about the meaning of responsibility.

While on placement, students have the responsibility to:

1. Comply with all requirements as stipulated by the program;

2. Conform to the regulations and policies of the placement organisation including occupational
    health and safety;

3. Behave in a professional manner at all times during the placement;

4. Start and complete the placement on the dates scheduled by the University;

5. In the case of illness or other unforeseen circumstances, advise the Mentor and the WBL
    Coordinators prior to leaving the workplace;

6. Provide a medical certificate for absences of three or more days to the Mentor and the Linked

7. Never terminate a placement without prior consultation with the WBL Coordinators;

8. Adhere to the professional codes of conduct appropriate to their discipline;

9. Comply to policies and procedures of the work placement;

10. Maintain communication with the Mentor and the Linked Tutor;

11. Inform the WBL Coordinators of any issue which may affect the learning process;

12. Fulfill all the assessment requirements of the placement.

WBL Activities


The University stresses on an approach to the WBL Practice which is:

• Reflective

• Learner Centred

• Applied (Theory into Practice)

• Mentor supported

• Collaborative

• Relevant to the continued personal and professional development of students.

Work Based Learning (WBL)