Now that I am in placement, what am I supposed to be doing?


  1. Sending us your contact details! – complete the contact sheet at the front of the Work Profile, along with the Health & Safety check-sheet, and post to David Forrest as soon as possible after starting your placement. You can if you wish complete the contact sheet electronically and email it to David (email to
  2. On the contact sheet, try to provide an accurate description of the work and area you are involved in; this we will use to assign an appropriate academic supervisor.
  3. Show your Work Profile to your industry supervisor, he/she will be making an input to this. You should at least have filled in some initial objectives! After a couple of weeks in placement, enter some information into the skills matrix and get your supervisor to do likewise.
  4. We will let you know who your academic supervisor is; they will then be in contact with you to arrange a visit.
  5. Complete your 2000 word literature review and submit it in the January of your placement year.
  6. Continue to input information into your Work Profile log throughout your placement.
  7. Preferably, before you finish your placement, you should complete your 6000-word report. Inevitably this will need to be checked by the company before it can be “released”.
  8. Before you leave do make sure that your industry supervisor has completed the skills matrix and final section of your Work Profile, also any input to your C&G log, if you are completing this.
  9. On return to Leeds you will need to supply us with one copy of your report and Work Profile.