University to Recruit Additional Student Midwives

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The University of Worcester’s Midwifery degree programme – one of the highest rated courses of its type in the country – has been invited to increase the number of students it is able to recruit.

Health Education West Midlands have given the go-ahead for the University to recruit an extra six students for both the February and September 2014 intakes of the Midwifery degree programme, bringing the total number of students able to enrol onto the course over the coming year to 57.

For the second consecutive year, the course was ranked at 100% by the National Student Survey (NSS) results, cementing its place as the most popular Midwifery course in the West Midlands.

Sarah Snow, Lead Midwife for Education and Programme Leader, is delighted that the course’s outstanding reputation has led to the increase in commissioned midwifery numbers.

She says: “This is a clear reflection of the quality of the midwifery programme on offer at Worcester, one that includes high levels of student support underpinned by excellent relationships with our practice partners.”

The NSS gathers the opinions of third year undergraduate students on all aspects of their time at University, with the independent, national survey able to then produce comparative data to help prospective students make informed study choices.

Claire Slater, a mature student in the first year of her Midwifery course at the University of Worcester, says that the excellent reputation the course has built up is justified.

She says: “Having studied some years ago at a different university, I had enough experience to understand the key factors that I needed to consider when choosing a university this time around. I had wanted to become a midwife all of my life, so it was very important for me to make the right choice.

“Now, seven weeks into the course, I couldn’t be happier about the choice that I made. I am so grateful for the high level of tutor support at the University of Worcester, the lovely people that I have met and the level to which I feel prepared to tackle community placement.

“I have experienced excellent and inspiring teaching and have felt completely included despite my initial concerns about returning to university later in life.”

Visit the Midwifery degree course page to find out more, or call our Admissions team on 01905 855111.