Advice from a current Midwifery student

Beth

Faculty: Health, Social Care & Education
Department: School of Nursing and Midwifery
Course: BSc (Hons) Midwifery
Category: Student Ambassador

13 April 2017

BUDGET – Calculate a weekly budget and try to stick to it. This will ensure that your loan lasts its intended duration.

ASSIGNMENTS – Everyone will complete assignments in different ways: some will be able to write it in a few days and others will need a few months. As I am the latter, I'll explain how I plan my essays. 
  • I can only focus for a couple of hours at a time and in that time I can write and fully reference approximately 200 words.
  • Lets say the essay is 3,000 words - I will calculate how many 200 word sessions this will require.
  • I will then schedule in my diary no more than 3 writing sessions a week. I find this is an achievable goal and still allows me to have a social life. 

SOCIAL LIFE – Make time to see family and friends. Midwifery is a full-on degree; so taking time out to spend time with family and friends ensures you have a good work life balance.

MEAL PLAN – Investing in a slow cooker can be a godsend! You won’t want to come home and cook after a long day on placement which can lead to unhealthy eating habits. Having a meal ready to go as you come through the front door will ensure your body is correctly fuelled. 

SUPPORT – You will have highs and lows throughout your training. Find something non-midwifery related that can help you in these low times, as it might be something as simple as reading a book or going to the gym, but it will help you immensely in the long-term. 


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