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Non Practice Placements

Welcome to our Non-Practice Placement pages. 

For some degrees at Northumbria a Placement is an optional extra whilst for others it is a compulsory component.  The non-practice based placement comes in a number of different guises with variations in terms of year of study, length, full-time/part-time, paid/unpaid, professionally accredited or non-professionally accredited.  

Our dedicated Placements Team provide you with comprehensive support before, and during the placement.  We’re here to help with all your placement needs.

Placement Team Support

  • Drop-in (term-time) every Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 1-3 p.m. in Student Central City Library, and Student Central City Campus East 1. Booking not required.
  • 12-1 Appointments – arrange at drop-in or via email.
  • Contact us via email


The Placements section within Help and Support on MyNorthumbria provides access to important information about non-practice placements.  Via this you will also be able to access the new MyPlacements portal through which you can register and apply for placements, as well as track applications.  

Students on programmes where placements are university allocated, will be able to register their personal profile and view their placement allocation via MyPlacements

Where to find further information

A short guide showing you how to use the key features of the new MyPlacements portal can be found here.

You can access help and support from our Placements Team. 

Also, use Careers and Employment Service resources to help you secure your placement.  Go to Careers Online, your employability hub for activities such as the CV Builder, Interview Simulator and to practice psychometric tests to give you the competitive edge.

To discuss your placement as part of your wider careers plans and aspirations with a Careers Adviser at the Guidance Drop-in, find out more at the Ask4Help desk.

Thank you for your time in reading this important information. If you have any queries or concerns please contact the Placements Team at

Practice-Based Placements

Different arrangements apply to students on programmes of study that include professional practice, for instance, in education, healthcare and social work where work placements are usually a compulsory part of the programme and are integrated in to the course structure. Practice placements are administered by our colleagues at Coach Lane Campus - please see their web-pages for further information. 







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