Midwifery Studies BSc(Hons)
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be carried out once you accept our offer, unless you let us know about any criminal record either on your UCAS form or at the selection day, in this case the DBS check will be done immediately. If you are made an offer, an Occupational Health questionnaire will be sent to you so that we can confirm that you are able to undertake the course.
What do I need to bring?
You need to remember to bring four things:
1. Record of Achievement.
2. All original or certified copies of certificates of academic qualifications which you have listed on your UCAS application plus a photocopied set which the University will keep. Any originals will be returned to you at interview.
3. Photographic proof of ID e.g. passport or driving licence. Original or certified copy of Birth certificate (please also bring one photocopy of this which we will keep. The original will be returned to you at interview).
4. Useful to bring pen and paper in case you need to note anything down.
What will happen on the day?
There will be a group exercise and individual interview. The individual interview will normally be with a midwifery tutor and a midwife from one of the local Trusts. You will normally have the opportunity to meet current midwifery students to ask about their experience of the midwifery course. You will be required to complete a self-declaration form disclosing any previous and/or pending involvement with the police.
What are we looking for?
We expect interviewees to demonstrate a depth of understanding about the midwifery profession, the role of the midwife and how midwives can help to meet women's needs. This may be enhanced through reading professional sources and having some work experience within midwifery or a closely related area. Having a clear understanding of the course is also very important. We are also looking for excellent communication skills, the ability to be empathetic and to be able to work well with others as well as independently.