Why it’s not too early to start thinking about your new graduate application

Written by Betty Holland, UTS Bachelor of Midwifery graduate Is the final year of your nursing or midwifery degree suddenly upon you? Firstly, congratulations! It is no small feat to have made it this far through a challenging (but very rewarding) uni course! But where to next? For many, the next step will be aContinue reading “Why it’s not too early to start thinking about your new graduate application”

U@Uni: What we got up to at Health Summer School

Written by Betty Holland, UTS Bachelor of Midwifery graduate This January I coordinated the Health Summer School. It’s part of the U@Uni Summer School initiative which has been facilitated by the UTS Equity and Diversity Unit since 2009. It seeks to provide students from low-socioeconomic background high schools in south-west Sydney an opportunity to exploreContinue reading “U@Uni: What we got up to at Health Summer School”

Making self-care in healthcare #1

Written by Betty Holland, UTS Bachelor of Midwifery graduate Coming to the end of my time as a student midwife, something I am deeply passionate about is the importance of self-care in a healthcare context. I can tell you first hand that doing a degree in nursing or midwifery is an at times very overwhelmingContinue reading “Making self-care in healthcare #1”

5 tips for future student midwives

If you’re an aspiring midwifery student, believe in yourself! Final year Bachelor of Midwifery student Betty has some sage advice if you’re thinking about the midwife life. 1. Believe in yourself, be kind to yourself and take every opportunity you are given You will be amazed at the things you will learn and will beContinue reading “5 tips for future student midwives”

Continuity of care – great for women and student midwives!

Written by Betty Holland, current Bachelor of Midwifery student There has been a great deal of academic research into “continuity of care” in a midwifery context. Put simply, if you are going to have a baby, this means that the same midwife looks after you throughout your pregnancy, is there for your birth and looks afterContinue reading “Continuity of care – great for women and student midwives!”

Reflections of a Student Midwife

Written by Betty Holland, current Bachelor of Midwifery student This Saturday, the 5th of May, is the International Day of the Midwife, a day to celebrate midwives across the world. What a magical job. What a challenging job. To guide new lives into the world. To reassure expectant mothers. To make a very real and tangible difference.Continue reading “Reflections of a Student Midwife”