Risk is simply uncertainty. In the context of experiential learning, risk is the uncertainty of whether an experiential learning activity will meet its transformational and pedagogical goals, whether a student will complete the experience safely or whether the placement host will continue to accept students.
Risk can be managed by implementing specific measures to reduce the uncertainty and increase the odds of a successful outcome for all concerned. These webpages provide information on the measures available to you to ensure that your experiential learning initiatives are safe and successful.
Since both the risks and the risk management tools differ depending on the type and location of the experiential learning activity, these webpages have been organized by the various types of experiential activities: Research, Teaching and Unpaid Placements and Internships.
Director, Risk Management
Environmental Health and Safety Officer