Emma’s blog

For my fellow Midwifery students

We love our Midwifery course, however, if you are struggling with the demands as I know many of us are, I hope that reading this helps. I’m not suggesting that everybody is finding the course challenging, but if you are, you’re not alone. (more…)

Grey to Blue: The end of my midwifery placement

One of my mentors told me that sign-off mentors are the gatekeepers to the midwifery register. From starting off as a first year to qualifying as a midwife, mentors play a crucial and empowering role in shaping future midwives. (more…)

Week in the life of a student midwife

The main point I’m trying to stress in this blog is how different every day is for midwives and student midwives – no two days are the same and you never know what it is you’re going to encounter next. Here is my week in the life of an RGU student midwife, looking over four particular shifts I had in February. (more…)

Why Choose RGU

Thinking about coming to RGU? We asked out bloggers for their reasons about why you should choose RGU! (more…)

Finishing First Year Midwifery

This September I finished the first full year of my midwifery course, and so much has happened in that time. I sat an exam, I failed essays and passed essays, I moved into a new flat with 3 fantastic girls, I’ve worked in 3 different hospitals during 4 clinical placements, I set up my own Netflix account and I have delivered 10 beautiful babies. (more…)

Student Midwives and Midwifery

Everybody experiences things differently. Everybody has something going on in their life that is important to them. What is important to me are the goals I want to achieve. In hindsight, I think I’ve achieved a few already – getting into uni, first placement, first flat, not being 100% broke (most of the time). The thing is, you never really know how something will turn out until you take that risk, make whatever mistakes need making, learn from others, and most importantly just give it all you’ve got. (more…)

My First Placement as a midwifery student

It’s been nearly 2 months since I started the first clinical placement of my midwifery course, and 5 months since I started university. Looking back on my first day and how nervous I was, compared to where I am now, I feel as though I have grown and learned so much. (more…)

Living in Halls

I may be biased, but I have the best flatmates. We’re all doing something completely different at uni, which I think is great because we all have something to talk about. Plus, we’re from all over the place – Edinburgh, Ireland, St. Andrews, France – we’re a little family all under one roof. (more…)

Two Months as a First Year Midwifery Student

Hi there, this is my first crack at blogging and I only received a C in English so please bear with me! So this post is about my first two months of being a student, and I’d like to share with you what it’s like living in Aberdeen, going to university and moving away from home for the first time. (more…)