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Midwives event inspires student to lift up her voice

A midwifery student at the University of West London (UWL) was inspired after the Council of Deans of Health invited her to its conference, recently.

Rosie Jenks enjoyed the Student Leadership Programme event at the Marriott Hotel in Bristol so much that she has applied to join the Royal College of Midwives' (RCM) student midwives forum, as a result.

Engaging in group discussions and presenting ideas about potential targets for investment by the Council during the next 12 months - such as research projects and initiatives - helped foster her enthusiasm for getting involved with the RCM. There was also a speech by Baroness Mary Watkins who provided insights into the new Nursing Associate positions and her personal views on issues facing the healthcare profession, including Brexit.​

Rosie, a second year student at UWL's College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare (CNMH), said: 'I went away from the day feeling encouraged that people want to hear what I think, even though I am a student and not a Dean. The conference encouraged me to really develop what I thought on important topics and everyone sitting at our table was interested to hear what I had to say, which was really wonderful. I felt encouraged and inspired.'

Attendees at the conference

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