INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, SECURITY CLEARANCES AND HEALTH & SAFETYAll parties agree to abide by the intellectual property rights, security clearances and health & safety requirements related to the hosting of student placements and in compliance with relevant legislation.
EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
SEPnet embraces equality, diversity and inclusion and seeks to promote their benefits in all our activities.
Placement conditions must be compliant with the Equality Act (2010), ensuring equality of opportunity to all. The Home Office: http://homeoffice.gov.uk/equalities/equality-act/. Employers should not to discriminate against candidates on the basis of their gender, identity, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, disability or any other protected characteristics. We expect employers to recruit the best person for the job and that selection and interviewing processes are conducted fairly, objectively and without bias.
Students with disabilities
Students aren't legally required to disclose a disability. However, students shouldn't state that they don't have a disability if they do. Employers are not allowed to discriminate against candidates with disabilities and should make all reasonable adjustments to the working environment to accommodate the student.
Students who have disclosed a disability should explain to their placement supervisor how it affects them stating what they can and can't do in relation to the placement role. Students should explain any adjustments they would need the employer to make and the employer should make all reasonable adjustments to accommodate the student.
Projects carried out remotely
Both placement supervisors and students should keep in touch with their university’s Employability Adviser or Placement Tutor during the placement to make them aware of any issues or concerns.
- provide the student with an employment contract
- provide the student with all reasonable direction, support and, where necessary, equipment and technical supervision relating to the performance of the project
- communicate with the student via video or phone on an agreed regular basis to ensure he/she is clear about project goals and remains motivated
- agree regular objectives to be met to help the student to remain on target to complete the project and in order to highlight any problems early on.