In this guest blog, mature student Zoe describes what her university experience has been like studying BSc (Hons) Midwifery at our Portsmouth Campus. My name is Zoe, I am a 3rd year (mature) Midwifery student and I study at the Portsmouth campus. I have wanted to be a midwife for as long as I can… Read more » about Studying Midwifery at the Portsmouth Campus
This is a guest blog by current BSc (Hons) Midwifery student Lise Heritier. Lise shares her experiences of what it’s like to be a student midwife. Either on placement or at uni, my day would always start the same way: with a coffee! If I was at uni, I would walk to the brand new… Read more » about A day in the life of a student Midwife
This is a guest blog by one of our Student Ambassadors, Tabby Bogdanova, who is in her final year of her BSc (Hons) Midwifery degree. I chose to study at Bournemouth University for several reasons. As a mature student, relocation would have been disruptive for my family so it made sense to stay at home… Read more » about I chose BU for several reasons
Hi everyone, my name is Emma Hamilton, I’m currently studying BSc (Hons) Midwifery at BU. Training to be a midwife is a tough but rewarding journey, whereby we as students encounter physical, mental and emotional challenges on a regular basis. Part of our studies include reflecting on our experiences, whether happy or sad and sharing these… Read more » about Building trust and bond as a midwife
As far back as I can remember I’ve been intrigued by the remarkable ability of a woman’s body to grow a new life. So at 17 when it came to applying to university, I submitted my application to study Midwifery. I had just met my now-husband Mikey and after a crazy few months together, we… Read more » about Life and all its twists and turns – Story of a Midwifery student
To celebrate International Midwives Day on 5 May, current student Jess, shares some tips on how to write a personal statement if your applying for BSc (Hons) Midwifery. Writing about yourself in general is hard enough but when you only have 4,000 characters to make a great first impression, mention all your transferable skills, talk… Read more » about Top tips on how to write a personal statement for Midwifery
This is a guest blog by Verity James, our current BSc (Hons) Midwifery student. One of the fantastic things about studying Midwifery at Bournemouth University is that, within just a few weeks of starting the course, you are out in the real world, learning skills and developing your knowledge through placement. The first seven weeks… Read more » about My placement as a Midwifery student
The students who study at BU are different. Their ambitions, expectations, interests, are all unique to them. And so are their experiences! Jessica tells us about her degree of difference in this guest blog. Jessica Correia studying BSc (Hons) Midwifery. There is no feeling quite like the drive home post a 12-hour night shift as… Read more » about More than just a Midwifery degree
This is a guest blog by current student Cecilia Bawden. Our year at uni is split 50/50 between placement and practice. A uni week is made up of 37.5 hours of learning time, and a placement week is 37.5 hours of practice time. Each year we have to complete a minimum of 900 hours in… Read more » about Midwifery- 50% placement, 50% practice!
This is a guest blog by current student Rebecca studying BSc (Hons) Midwifery. Being a 38 year old mature student with 3 children, about to embark on a full time degree was pretty daunting at first. I had done my research and knew that the Midwifery degree required commitment and dedication and I did wonder… Read more » about I’m a mum, a student, and a student ambassador
Becoming a midwife has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember, but from leaving school my personal and professional life had taken me down a different path. That was until 2015 and the birth of my third child when my midwife told me she had started her training following the… Read more » about Becoming a mature student midwife
Becoming a student midwife at BU has been one of the best things I ‘bit the bullet’ and did. Being classed as a mature student (albeit only 25 years old!) made me a bit apprehensive about applying for the course but with some encouragement from friends and family I tackled the UCAS application, braved the interview… Read more » about A day in the life of a Student Midwife!