Supervisors play a crucial role
in placement, so they must be approved by Vocational Services as someone
with the ability, experience and time to give to the student. They have
a formal function: to assess your effectiveness on placement (at three points of the year: beginning, mid and end-of-year) and an informal function: to invest in you through training and mentoring.
the year we put on training events for placement supervisors which,
alongside regular contact, ensures ever-deepening relationships with
supervisors are allocated by Vocational Services, except in a home
church context, when the student will be expected to identify the
appropriate person to supervise them. Supervisors cannot be a family
member or a current undergraduate student.
appreciative of your supervisor and mindful that they are volunteers and
have many other demands on their time. Keep the commitments you sign up
to, eg if you are late to a meeting, you put more value on your time
than theirs; if you don’t confirm an arrangement, you make them take
time to chase you.