Staffordshire University Midwifery Degree Personal Statement

Midwifery Practice Staffordshire University

Our Midwifery Practice programme has been carefully designed to ensure that you can register as a midwife upon successful completion – and that you have a strong commitment to providing safe, evidence-based and woman-centred midwifery care.
As a midwifery student at Staffordshire University, you’ll develop your skills on clinical placement and in a midwifery skills lab furnished with extensive midwifery simulation equipment, including state-of-the-art mannequins.
50% of your time will be spent on clinical placement. This will give you the broadest range of clinical experiences, develop your confidence, teach you how to integrate theory and practice – and provide evidenced-based care. Our placement partners include University Hospitals North Midlands and the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust.

Personal Statement - Hints and Tips

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  • Reasons for your choice of course - if you have chosen a combined honours course, try to mention the ways in which you have made links between the subjects and why this particular combination appeals to you.
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  • Your interests outside of academia, some information about you as a person and the reasons why you would like to study at undergraduate level.

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