Clinical placements

University of Leeds radiography students spend around 40% of their study contact time on clinical placement in hospitals in and around Leeds, Hull, York and Harrogate.

At Leeds you have the opportunity to work across different NHS trusts and private providers, exposing you to a variety of clinical environments – something that sets our students apart from others.

The breadth of specialities you will experience while on placement provides valuable insight and will allow you to develop a more rounded understanding of practices across NHS trusts. As a result of this approach you will be better equipped and more able to adopt a flexible approach to working in different clinical settings following graduation.

You are introduced to the clinical environment very early in your first semester: during weeks two to nine you will spend one day a week on placement.

Placement locations

The four Trusts used for our placements are Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust, York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (incorporating Scarborough General Hospital) and Harrogate District Foundation Trust.

We have very close links with these trusts, strengthened by clinically active staff such as clinical tutors and liaison radiographers, who ensure clinical teaching remains current and evidenced based. We also ensure you have ongoing support whilst on placement and that you have access to good quality clinical training and experience.

 

International placements

We have also developed links with international universities in countries such as Denmark, Sweden and Malta. These relationships allow us to provide opportunities for short work placements where you will gain an insight into radiography practice abroad, ensuring that you develop a greater understanding of the role of the radiographer outside of the UK.

Learn more about international placements on the electives page.

Philippa Jowett Diagnostic Radiography BSc

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As part of my Diagnostic Radiography degree we were told that we could travel abroad for our elective placement. I jumped at the chance and chose to travel to Pokhara in Nepal.
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