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Discover Midwifery Day

The Discover Midwifery Day was a really positive experience. It all started when I had to travel to Manchester alone. It was quite a scary experience, but very valuable. Traveling alone helped to boost my confidence and develop my independence.

As soon as I arrived I was greeted by a really friendly member of staff that helped me to register and pointed me in the right direction.

The morning started with an informative introduction to the University. I’ll definitely keep in mind what they said when it comes to deciding where I would like to study. After this initial session, we heard from some qualified midwives who gave us an insight into what it’s like to be a practicing midwife in the NHS. It also reassured me that midwifery was what I wanted to do.

After lunch we were split into groups to take part in some clinical skills workshops where we got to learn some midwifery skills as well as pick up some of the clinical terms. During the day we also got to see the teaching facilities of the University. The mini lecture was also really interesting. It covered the stages of labour and it provided a really good insight into what a university lecture is like. Overall, the Discover Midwifery Day was a great way to learn more about what it takes to be a good midwife. The experience felt like a real day at university because we were taught by university lecturers and all the staff treated us like adults.

I believe that going to the Discover Day at The University of Manchester was really worthwhile. I met some lovely people and had a chance to ask current midwifery students about what life is like as a student in Manchester and in the department. It has really helped me think about whether Midwifery is for me and if Manchester is where I want to study.

Even if The University of Manchester is not your first choice, I would recommend going to one of their Discover Days because they provide huge amount of information, not only information about their course but on the subject itself and on what to say in the personal statement. I really do think that this information will be invaluable when looking at applying to university.