A Week in the Life of a Midwifery Student: Phoebe-Jane

What is a typical week as a student on our Midwifery (BMidwif) course like? Current student Phoebe-Jane reveals what she gets up to over a week on the course.

Monday

Guided independent study today means the University has set me work to do from home. This flexibility means I can decide when to do it, and completing the work in the morning meant I got to go out for lunch and catch up with friends.

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Tuesday

University today! I have lectures all day. It is also an opportunity to see all the other girls in the cohort; you form a strong bond with all of them as you go through the journey together. It’s a real sisterhood!

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Wednesday

Out on placement today! Put my ugly shoes to the test – they are like slippers and everyone wears them. They truly are a godsend!

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Thursday

This week I’m doing two long day shifts instead of three shorter shifts, so I spent Thursday at the homebirth conference. Great day!

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Friday

Back out on placement. It’s a beautiful thing when work and passion come together! It’s true what they say: love what you do and it doesn’t feel like work.

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Saturday

I have the weekend off, and watching football is one of my hobbies. I am a season ticket holder for City. Work-life balance is very important.

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Sunday

Family time this Sunday! Out for breakfast and spent time with my two dogs. Also had time for some midwifery reading and preparing for the week ahead.

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