Yes, LSBU will supply you with uniforms for your placement with the exception of Social Work students who are not required to wear uniforms for their placements.
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Many students say getting their uniform is the most exciting part of starting at LSBU, as the uniform makes it all seem real. It’s totally natural to feel strong emotions at this stage, from pride through to nerves.
Most placements, and some practical sessions in our skills laboratories, will require you to wear a uniform and name badge. Following student feedback, we have moved to an online service. This provides you with the opportunity to measure for your work garments in the privacy of your own home.
We provide a video and helpful instructions to further support students. We do remind all students that it is important they measure for a work garment. One that allows you to move easily, stretch and be comfortable. In the meantime, we have prepared answers to frequently asked questions that you might find useful.
Frequently asked questions
Do I get a uniform for when I go on placement?
Which uniforms will I receive?
Nursing and midwifery students will receive two pairs of trousers, three tunics and a name badge. Polo shirts will be issued instead of tunics for students studying mental health nursing, physiotherapy, chiropractic and sport rehabilitation. ODP students will receive one set of scrubs top and trousers.
How long do the uniforms need to last?
The items are to last for the duration of your programme of study.
How do I know what size I am?
A measuring and distribution service will be available by the uniform provider at both Southwark and Havering campuses. As garments are fitted for work purposes they need to allow for flexibility of movement so it’s best to have the uniform provider measure you up.
Am I able to request a longer tunic?
You can request a longer tunic for religious or medical reasons. To do this, you should advise the uniform supplier at the measuring session. These tunics are 2 inches longer and sleeves finish just above the elbows. Due to infection control, full length sleeves are not permitted.
Can I use a preferred name or a nickname on my name badge?
Name badges are professional and need to include your formal names.
What do I do if I lose or damage my name badge?
You can order a replacement name badge direct with the uniform provider. Badges need to be worn at all times when you are at placement.
Can I order more uniforms?
You are welcome to purchase additional items at www.wisconnect.co.uk. You will need to log in using your student ID and then follow the step-by-step instruction. Please note that dresses are not available.
Can I try on my uniforms?
You should try on your uniforms the day you receive them so that the staff at the measuring service can help arrange any size exchanges. If you choose not to try on your uniforms and require different sizes at a later date you will need to purchase these through the uniform provider’s online portal at your own cost.
What do I do with my uniform after I complete my studies?
They are yours to keep – you do not need to return the garments.
I’m a Nursing Associate student. What is the process for me?
Students on our Nursing Associate course will be advised about uniforms during your induction.
If you have any queries about uniforms, please email us at email@example.com