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Pre-placement resources to help prepare students for your time with us.

Student Hub

Welcome to the Student Hub

Here we provide you with some valuable pre-placement resources to help prepare you for your time with us. We hope that you will find them useful and that they will help you settle quickly and enable you to make the most of the learning opportunities that you will have here with us.


The Student Guide for Clinical Placements provides essential information for your early days with us within our service areas; both with in-patient and all other community services. The guide is a starting point for you and, of course, teams/areas are encouraged to supplement with team/area/specialty-specific detail.


To browse the services you may spend time with on a placement, please visit our services area.


Learning Resources

BCHC  is a large Trust providing in excess of 100 clinical services in over 300 clinics, health centres, hospitals and of course in patient and service user homes. Obviously, the variety of placements that we offer in partnership with other providers reflects this diversity.  The opportunities for you to learn are vast and we hope that you enjoy your time with us and of course once qualified that you want to return to work with us!

The resources here in this section of the Hub are aimed to help you find your way, understand the work of a community Trust and perhaps add some context for you as you work with your supervisors and mentors.

  • Clinical services: we offer a huge range of services across the city please take your time to explore these and familiarise yourself with what we do.
  • Getting around on placement: placement opportunities are geographically disparate. Locating your allocated placement area is easy through the Trust website. Planning your journey will help reduce stress and again enable you to get the most from the experience. If you are not familiar with Birmingham or maybe you are visiting us from overseas be sure to ask at ticket offices about current options for buying monthly bus/train/tram passes. There are lots of different options/offers available to you so it is always wise to check with ticket offices just before or when you wish to purchase tickets as offers change all the time. 
  • Accessing IT and Library Services:

Our patients and their carers and families are the reason we're here, so we want to hear your views about the Trust and our services.