Organisation of Experiential Learning across Scotland

Monday, March 9, 2020


For the 2020/21 academic year there will be two processes for the organisation of experiential learning across Scotland:

  1. NHS Education for Scotland (NES) will be coordinating a national nomination process for all of Robert Gordon University’s Experiential Learning (EL) for all years of study AND University of Strathclyde’s week long Emerging Experiential Learning (EEL) blocks for Year 5 student pharmacists
  2. University of Strathclyde will coordinate and organise all traditional experiential learning for years 2, 3 and 4 and will contact sites and training providers directly to organise

The timeline attached details the key dates for the NES coordinated national nomination process for 2020/21.

Task When does this need to happen by? Who is doing the task? Comments - Possible Issues
Dates and timeline agreed by PAIG Wednesday 19th Feb 2020 PAIG  
Open up Expressions of Interest (EOI), Availability & Details Monday 9th March 2020 NES  
Deadline for EOI, Availability & Details Monday 20th April 2020 Training Providers  
NES sends details of nominations to Universities w/c 4th May 2020 NES  
Universities confirm which nominations to be used and send to NES w/c 8th June 2020 Both Universities  
NES to confirm nominations status with each training for each period of EL activity w/c 22nd June 2020 NES  
University send student pharmacists information about allocated area of practice and broad geographic location for EL placement Monday 14th September 2020 RGU  
University contact EL Facilitator by email to confirm the name and email address of student pharmacist(s) allocated to EL placement site Monday 14th September 2020 RGU  
UoS Year 5 students to be informed of Semester 1 and semester 2 placements w/c 28th September 2020 UoS This might be able to be brought back earlier depending on 20/21 dates
Confirmation to NES and Facilitators of final placement details for Y5 semester 1 and 2 w/c 5th October 2020 UoS Unable to plan for exceptional circumstances - minor alterations to placements to be expected
EL facilitator to make initial contact with allocated student pharmacist(s) to provide more detail about the EL placement 4 weeks prior to start date of EL placement EL Facilitator  
EL facilitator to confirm final EL Placement timetable with allocated student pharmacist(s) 2 weeks prior to start date of EL placement EL Facilitator  
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