Havant & South Downs College had the honour of hosting Bournemouth University’s student midwifery conference on 31 January.
The conference, aimed at bringing together BU midwifery students nearing the end of their training, saw a number of speakers share stories of their experiences in the profession whilst inspiring and celebrating the students’ work.
Speakers included Dr Jane Fry, who spoke of the use of intuition in midwifery, and Julie Woodman who shared her reflections on working at a hospital in Uganda.
Twenty students from HSDC joined the conference to gain an insight into the world of midwifery.
“Today is all about bringing together both cohorts of BU students and encourage them to feel good about themselves,” said Dr Jane Fry.
“Hopefully the HSDC students that are here today will learn a bit more about midwifery and they might even think ‘oh I could do that!’ It is a fantastic career.”
Deputy Principal of HSDC Richard Barlow said: “We are extremely proud to be hosting Bournemouth University’s 2018 Midwifery Conference.
“Midwives play an invaluable role supporting and caring for pregnant women and their new babies in our hospitals and communities, and we are very pleased to be able to support their work today.
“This conference has also provided our students with a fantastic opportunity to hear about the latest developments and current issues within this profession, whether they are studying A Levels or vocational courses for entry into health and social care careers.
“As the leading local provider in this sector, working with Higher Education providers and professional bodies enables us to offer our students the best opportunities for progression into employment.”
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