Placement of the Year Award 2022

A huge thank you to outstanding placement providers

Oxford Brookes University Health and Life Sciences students have said a huge “thank you” to local placement providers for giving them outstanding learning experiences despite the unprecedented challenges of working through a pandemic. And their messages of gratitude have been collected into a booklet, Celebrating Excellence in Practice Education 2022.

Students from subjects including Nursing, Social Work, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Paramedic Science worked on placements with a wide range of providers in Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and locations across the South and Midlands, to as far afield as Cornwall, Cheshire and London. As well as supporting vital work during the pandemic, students have gained invaluable experience for their future careers.

With the current pandemic meaning it isn’t appropriate for us to run an in-person ceremony this year, the University has decided to thank all our placement providers after being inundated with a vast number of nominations by grateful students.

Read all the students’ messages of thanks in Celebrating Excellence in Practice Education 2022.

We look forward to being able to celebrate a full POYA award ceremony in 2023.

“To the teams at all our placement providers, we would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ for your dedication to providing outstanding learning experiences for our students. The work of these experienced practitioners enables students to integrate theory and current evidence into professional practice. This directly benefits patients and clients.”

Astrid Schloerscheidt, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Dean of Faculty of Health and Life Sciences