With its fantastic facilities and excellent teaching and support it’s not hard to see why Midwifery at Chester has received 100% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) for the fourth consecutive year. Not only is it a challenging and rewarding course, it’s highly enjoyable too. Outside of lectures special events, fundraising activities and awards ensure you get the most out of your midwifery experience. Take a look through this blog to see what our current students have been getting up to both on and off the course.
Far from your usual visitor, last year students were introduced to the Earl of Wessex who popped in to the Riverside Campus as part of our 175th anniversary celebrations. During the visit he took a tour of the Midwifery Skills Lab, a simulated hospital setting which allows students to get a real sense of working in a hospital environment. This was a great opportunity for our students to show off their skills, demonstrating midwifery techniques and procedures on interactive manikins.
Award winning students
Not only do our students excel on the course, but they’re also award-winning too! In fact, a handful were recently awarded valedictory prizes for their efforts. In 2014, Azija (Izzy) Khanam was presented with the Nursing Times Award for being the most inspirational student. Most recently, Lorna Sidebottom was awarded the Tom Mason Award for making a real difference in academic and practice endeavours, whilst Helen Ward was awarded the Faculty of Health and Social Care Prize for showing excellence in clinical practice. Having these awards behind them will go a long way to making these students stand out to future employers.
Set up in 2014 by students Lindsay Hughes, Samantha Edwards and Rachel Jones, and launched with the help of the Royal College of Midwives, Chief Executive: Cathy Warwick, the Midwifery Society is a great way to continue your passion for Midwifery outside of your contact hours. Whether you’re getting involved in the ‘buddying system’ or attending useful study days, the society will provide you with extra support and lots of opportunities to socialise.
Students get muddy for money
As a midwife in training, you’ll see first-hand just how important maternity units are to enhancing the experiences of women and their families. To show their support many of our students have been taking part in various fundraising activities to raise money.
Lorna Sidebottom, Rebecca Oliver and Helen Ward have been active fundraising participants since the start of their midwifery training. They recently pushed themselves to the limit on the Total Warrior course in the Lake District and raised a fantastic £500! In total, their activities have raised more than £9000, which has contributed to the purchase of a wireless cardiotocography (CTG) monitor for the unit. The monitor allows women much more freedom and movement in labour, which ultimately enhances the care of high risk women.
And if that’s not enough, last October our new first year students completed the Countess Autumn Walk for Wards and raised a fantastic £320.
International Day of the Midwife, 2015
May 5th is the internationally recognised day for highlighting the work of midwives. Thanks to student Amy Oppermann, local and student midwives celebrated the International Day of the Midwife in style last year with complementary access to a hotel spa. This well-deserved treat was the perfect opportunity for them all to relax and unwind for the day. And if that wasn’t enough, the Midwifery Society also held a ‘Cake Off Bake Off’ competition to celebrate. Pampering and cake, what more could you want!
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