FAQs

What should I wear to my placement?


You are not required to wear a uniform for your placement unless your university requires you to.

All students should dress in a professional manner and maintain a neat appearance.




What are the start and finish times?


On your first day you should attend KEC and be ready to begin your induction at 9am.

Start and finish times during your placement will depend on the specific activity scheduled for the day and you will be advised of these on your personalised placement timetable.




What should I do if I’m unable to attend my placement (e.g. due to sickness)?


If you are unable to attend your placement, you should notify KEC by contacting us using the Contact Us page on this website.

You should also follow your university’s own absence reporting procedure.




What refreshment facilities are available?


Facilities are available to make hot drinks and there is fridge for students to store food in.




Is there parking available?


There is no dedicated parking available on-site at KEC. Free parking is available in the surrounding streets and there is a multi-storey car park less than 5 minutes’ walk away (Blagdon Road).




What public transport links are available?


Busses: 213 (from Kingston or Sutton); X26 (from Heathrow or Croydon); 151 (from Tooting or Kingston)

Trains: New Malden Rail Station (5 minutes’ walk away from KEC) – regular trains from London Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, Wimbledon, Surbiton




What do I need to bring to my placement?


We provide all clinical equipment required for your placement and refreshments are available.

You should bring your own stationery and any course paperwork that you need to complete.




Accessibility


At Kingston Education Centre we are committed to ensuring that our service is accessible to all students and we are happy to make any reasonable adjustments to ensure that every student has a positive and valuable experience.

If you have an accessibility requirement, we would encourage you to contact us prior to the start of your placement to discuss any adjustments that you may need. Contacting us in advance of your placement will allow us time to put in place any required adjustments ahead of your first day




Concerns about your placement


Concerns about your placement: If you have a concern about any aspect of your placement, you should speak to the duty supervisor in the first instance, who will usually be able to quickly resolve the issue.

You may also wish to speak to your university tutor about any issues that cannot be resolved by the KEC Duty Supervisor.




How to order COVID tests


Students will need to obtain their own (free) testing kits, either online via the government portal, or from high street pharmacies (a code is required, see the government portal). You can access the online portal here.





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