Back in April, we told you about all the fantastic things that have been happening to our Midwifery students here at Chester, and it hasn’t stopped there. Over the last few months, even more exciting things have taken place…
Another year of NSS success
For the fifth consecutive year, Midwifery at Chester has been awarded 100% for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS). Voted for by the students themselves, this score presents an honest reflection of just how much our students value the high-quality learning experience here at Chester. So if you ever needed a reason to study Midwifery with us, then this is it.
At Chester, we are proud of our award-winning students and the work they do both on and off the course. Students such as Helen Bridge, for example; a current student who was recently nominated for the Adult Learners Week Awards 2016 ‘First Steps into Employment’ category from Health Education England. Or Rebecca El Boukili, who has just completed the first year of her Midwifery degree, whilst simultaneously competing in Taekwondo competitions across the country. Originally a dancer, Rebecca decided to take up this new sport last year and, thanks to the University of Chester’s Mission Committee Bursary, she received funding for training and competitions. Her sporting achievements have continued, and in July 2016 Rebecca entered the World Championships, where she brought home an impressive silver medal.
Taniya Roberts, senior Midwifery lecturer and Rebecca’s Personal Academic Tutor, said: “Rebecca is a highly motivated, caring and compassionate student. She is an inspirational student midwife!”
Student get their voices heard
As a student studying Midwifery at Chester you’ll have the opportunity to shape your own learning. Eager to have their say in how their course is run, this year’s first years have already put themselves forwarded as Student Academic Representatives (StARs) and commenced training. They will soon begin collecting views from fellow students which can then be fed back to staff in the department. And if that’s not enough, we also have a number of students who are acting as Student Quality Ambassadors within NHS placements. Involved in enhancing the quality of care that women and their families receive, this role has proved a fantastic opportunity for students to make their mark in the health sector.
Want to know more?
If you haven’t already, don’t forget to take a look at our previous blog post for news on our royal visit, the midwifery society, and fundraising efforts.
If you didn’t have a chance to visit us at an Open Day, why not book onto one of our monthly Campus Tours.