- Being a student ambassador
I have been a student ambassador since my first year of university and it has been a great experience. I have been a able to represent the university at various open days. This has helped my confidence and ability to speak with others and I have really enjoyed meeting people through this job!
2. Being a digital student ambassador
I have also been able to write blog posts and be involved in social media for the university. I’ve been able to share my personal thoughts, experiences and advice with current and prospective students here at Staffs. This has helped me to improve my writing skills and I have had a lot of fun in the process! I have also met and worked with great people as part of this opportunity. If you are interested in being a digital student ambassador…click here.
3. Doing my elective placement abroad
As part of my elective placement in third year I was able to go to Amsterdam, Netherlands and learn about midwifery over there! It was amazing that I was able to do my elective placement anywhere in the world and I learnt so much.
4. Teaching other students
As part of a group of student midwives, I had the opportunity to teach student paramedics about obstetric emergencies at the Stoke House. With the use of dummies (and our amazing acting skills!) we recreated emergencies and went through how we would react to them. Following this, we gave feedback to ensure that we all felt confident about our skills and knowledge. It was a great way to consolidate our learning whilst doing it in a fun and safe environment.
5. Host a student midwife conference
As third years, we were able to plan and host a conference for all student midwives on the midwifery course and our lecturers. We organised everything, from the lecture hall used, to creating invitations and getting guest speakers to attend. It was such a fun event to be part of!
These are just five of my many experiences at university! It has been an incredible journey. What have been the highlights of university for you? And if you are just starting, what do you want to get out of your time at Staffs?