What to do if your new grad plans don’t work out

  Written by Ingrid Vennonen, Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) graduate (2017) “Have you applied for new grad?” “Did you get a new grad interview?” “Where are you doing new grad?” Reaching the end of third year, these are the questions on everyone’s mind, and to say the least, it is overwhelming and stressful when being asked atContinue reading “What to do if your new grad plans don’t work out”

How to manage your clinical portfolio for midwifery

Written by Clare Sandy, current Bachelor of Midwifery student Your portfolio – that huge document you get in 1st year and you wonder if you’ll ever complete it. If you’re not an organised person, the portfolio can be a real challenge. So here’s some tips on how to get more organised with your portfolio to makeContinue reading “How to manage your clinical portfolio for midwifery”

Going rural

Written by Clare Sandy, current Bachelor of Midwifery student Ever wondered what it would be like to work in a rural setting? In your 3rd year of the Bachelor of Midwifery course, you will have the opportunity to go on an (optional) rural placement. Applying for rural placement The Clinical Practice Unit (CPU) at UTSContinue reading “Going rural”

Tips for your first clinical placement

Written by Clare Sandy, current Bachelor of Midwifery student Your first clinical placement is a milestone in your studies – it’s exciting and scary at the same time. You may start thinking: “Will I remember what I’ve learnt in class?” “Will the staff be nice to me?” “What will I do on placement?” Here’s someContinue reading “Tips for your first clinical placement”

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”

The heart of midwifery

By Professor Caroline Homer  As the International Day of the Midwife approaches on 5 May 2016, our Associate Dean (International and Development) for UTS:Health reflects on its theme: ‘Women and Newborns: The Heart of Midwifery’. As a midwife, you certainly use both your head and your heart. You need your head, because every day you need to makeContinue reading “The heart of midwifery”

UTS:Midwifery in Bali

By Allison Cummins Lecturer, UTS Faculty of Health Course Coordinator, Graduate Diploma of Midwifery, UTS Faculty of Health A few weeks ago, I accompanied twelve UTS midwifery students on a UTS:BUiLD (Beyond UTS International Leadership Development) trip to Bali, Indonesia, where we learnt about maternity services in developing nations. Bali is a beautiful island thatContinue reading “UTS:Midwifery in Bali”

Welcome To The Real World. The Life of a New Grad Midwife

Written by Amanda Rehayem, a 2014 graduate of the Bachelor of Midwifery at UTS and now Registered Midwife. What is this new grad business? Throughout my 3 years as a midwifery student Ifound myself learning immensely through the incredible practical and theoretical components at the University of Technology, Sydney. Although as it turns out, nothingContinue reading “Welcome To The Real World. The Life of a New Grad Midwife”