Written by Hannah Kelly, UTS Bachelor of Midwifery student
1. What made you want to become a midwife?
There are so many things that pushed me towards wanting to be a midwife, but ultimately, I loved the idea of being able to provide support to women through a turning point in their lives! Having the opportunity to collaborate, educate, advocate for and provide woman-centred care is something I am passionate about and what pushed me towards this profession.
2. How did you research your current degree?
I used a mixture of sources, including the UAC handbook, the UTS webpages as well as attending open days.
3. How did you find the transition to uni?
The Bachelor of Midwifery is a small cohort and I found that this was a key to the ease of the transition that I had into university life. The lecturers set the tone for a supportive, close knit cohort that want to support each other, not only through our transition into the course, but throughout it and I’m sure as we transition into professional life.
4. What’s the best thing about midwifery at UTS?
The hands-on nature of our course! In midwifery we have 1072 hours of clinical placement over the course of our degree, in addition to our 10 continuity of care experiences!
5. What advice would you give to someone considering studying midwifery?
The advice that I would give is to take every opportunity as it arises, you never know the value of an experience until you’ve given it a shot. I have found of me, that this is the best way to learn and expand my knowledge base.