Placement dates

View Occupational Therapy placement dates for all cohorts.

Academic year 2020/21

Due to coronavirus we need to be creative this year to ensure our new generation of occupational therapists can engage in their practice education and qualify. We are grateful to our colleagues in practice for their support with offering much needed placements at this time. We are happy to speak to you to help generate creative solutions, so do please get in touch with us.

  • 28 September–11 December 2020
    The 2018 cohort are on Occupational Therapy Practice 3 (OTP3) for 11 weeks.
  • 25 January–26 March 2021
    The 2019 cohort are on Occupational Therapy Practice 1 (OTP1) for 9 weeks. (trailing a placement due to Covid)
  • 11 May–9 July 2021
    The 2020 cohort are on Occupational Therapy Practice 1 (OTP1) for 9 weeks.
  • 7 June–20 August 2021
    All cohorts on a trailing OTP3 placement for 11 weeks.
  • 12 July–17 September 2021
    Some of cohort 2019 on Occupational Therapy Practice 2 as part of a COVID-19 recovery plan for placement.

Offering a placement

Claire Cresswell and/or Mandy Turner (job share) will contact your local placement coordinators regularly to request placement offers. Alternatively, if you are able to offer a placement for any of the dates listed above then please email Claire at and/or Mandy at

Practice documentation

Key documents

Useful templates

Other information

Programme information

Placement liaison information

For effective communication and support, each placement area will have an allocated placement liaison link on the academic team and we aim to visit each placement area annually to discuss developments and placement related information and review audit information.

Placement liaison contacts are:

If you are unsure who the link person for your area is, please contact Vanessa Parmenter.

Programme support

If you have any queries or questions about the Occupational Therapy programme or require support, please contact a member of the programme support team.

Programme team

Vanessa Parmenter

Academic Placement Lead, Placement Liaison and Coordinator

Karen Cook

Senior Lecturer, Placement Liaison and Coordinator

Fiona Ingleby

Senior Lecturer, Placement Liaison and Coordinator

Lynda Hughes

Senior Lecturer, Placement Liaison and Coordinator

Alice Hortop

Senior Lecturer (Placement Educator/APPLE accreditation)

Steve Evans

Associate Head of Department

Placement team

Health Placement Team Leader

Timothy Porter

Placement Coordinators

Claire Cresswell

Mandy Turner