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    Hi, posting on behalf of a friend. She was rejected from 5/6 places and has DMU left..has an interview late May.
    Can anybody give any tips on how to wow them in the interviews/possibly midwifery questions?

    Many, many thanks!
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    (Original post by DaintyDuck!)
    Hi, posting on behalf of a friend. She was rejected from 5/6 places and has DMU left..has an interview late May.
    Can anybody give any tips on how to wow them in the interviews/possibly midwifery questions?

    Many, many thanks!
    contact th oter uni's and try and find out why she was rejected - this may give her some tips on what not to do next time
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    (Original post by DaintyDuck!)
    Hi, posting on behalf of a friend. She was rejected from 5/6 places and has DMU left..has an interview late May.
    Can anybody give any tips on how to wow them in the interviews/possibly midwifery questions?

    Many, many thanks!
    hey my friend applied for midwifery to and has been rejected from all 6 of her places, think shes just gona apply agen nxt year...wen she asked why at one of the places they just said that there is a lot of compitition for midwivery and also and she didnt have much work experience either compared to other people! (she'd done about 2 weeks)
    anyway hope your frind gets into her last place x
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    (Original post by Hannahk16)
    hey my friend applied for midwifery to and has been rejected from all 6 of her places, think shes just gona apply agen nxt year...wen she asked why at one of the places they just said that there is a lot of compitition for midwivery and also and she didnt have much work experience either compared to other people! (she'd done about 2 weeks)
    anyway hope your frind gets into her last place x
    Oh thank you! Yes it's a tough nut to crack, I really never knew it was so competitive! My friend has NO work experience which might not be helping her.. It would be mega harsh if DMU rejected her after May 30th...not sure clearing is that great for Midwifery either. Good luck to your friend too
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    she could aslo try reading the student midwives site...

    here is a link to the thread about interview questions...
    http://www.studentmidwives.co.uk/php...ic.php?t=21286

    i have just finished doing the midwifery short course but we never got interviewed for it.


    common questions tend to be the role of the midwife and on feed back thsi seems to be the one area most are unsuccessful... not being able to explain it properly.... some people think its all about babies and its really about caring advising and supporting pregnant women.

    good luck to your friend
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    (Original post by DaintyDuck!)
    Hi, posting on behalf of a friend. She was rejected from 5/6 places and has DMU left..has an interview late May.
    Can anybody give any tips on how to wow them in the interviews/possibly midwifery questions?

    Many, many thanks!
    PLEASE DO NOT DIRECTLY REPEAT THIS ITS JUST A GUIDELINE:
    1. Why want to be a midwife Or What first aroused your interest in midwifery?
    Several reasons why midwifery became an interest to me I’m really interested in the health and biology side I find it .I think it’d be good to learn more about it in detail. There’s another side to it, which I think I’d enjoy like being an advocate for women I want to be able to go through experiences and support them to make informed choices and empower them. I’d enjoy working as part of a team and in the community among different social classes. Along side this I think the opportunities there are to just keep learning and acquiring more skills is fantastic, working shifts and having a variety is important to me. I’m a really good listener and communicator as well as supportive, caring person and I think I’ll be good at it. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do.

    2. What do you know?
    I’m Aware that there’s a government initiative called baby friendly to promote breastfeeding among all social classes. I saw on watchdog that some women have had concerns about aerosols and deodorants causing harm and it’s being researched into. Some people are trying to ban all formula and bottle feeding advertising. I did some research on a few websites such as RCM researched current issues like increase in caesarean births, HIV screening, Refugees/Asylum Seekers and traveller mothers.

    3. What are the roles?
    Midwife means with woman so everything that’s involved in that such as offering women support and advice women through the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods. To assist and advise of hygiene and pain control methods. Because these are healthy women, to provide a general monitoring of the mother and baby’s conditions. Provide information, listening to any worries, answering questions and alleviating any stress. Work within the multi- disciplinary team. Specialised areas like diabetes specialist or alcohol and drug misuse specialist. Obviously to deliver babies.

    4. How would you feel in difficult situations such as a full term baby dying?
    Obviously I would be upset but I wouldn’t show it in front of the patient. I’d be thoughtful and professional. Just be sensitive, listen and support them and help to make them as comfortable. I could briefly speak to my colleagues about being upset after.


    6. What skills and qualities make a good midwife?
    Assertive, Approachable, flexible, diplomatic, understanding, the ability to stay calm under pressure, sensitivity, to be open minded, well organised and able to Empathise.

    7. Can you demonstrate you have these qualities?

    8. Tell me about your work experience, what insight did it give you into the profession?


    9. Do you have any questions?
    What do you feel makes a good midwifery student?

    10. Home births:
    Good:
     More relaxed, familiar surroundings so access to what you want.
     Got family around them.
     Some people get really distressed at the prospective of hospitals so can relieve that.
    Bad:
     No obstetrician if things go wrong.
     Don’t get the benefit of talking to other new mums.
     Research done where they think home births more common to have lower apgar scores and birth traumas,

    11. Why have you chosen this particular course?
    I wanted to do a degree because I do feel there’s better career prospects involved I didn’t want to go into nursing first and then midwifery because it’s completely different from nursing and I wouldn’t want to be a nurse.

    12. How would your friends describe you?
    Quite empathic, Assertive, Approachable, diplomatic, understanding, the ability to stay calm under pressure, sensitivity, to be open minded,

    13. How does midwifery differ from nursing?
    Midwives work with healthy fundamentally healthy people. Nurses work under a doctor whereas a midwife is the prominent career for both the mother and baby.

    14. What is the biggest advance in midwifery in the last thirty years?
    2d/3d scanning

    15. Should men be allowed to be midwifes? Yes I personally feel that it’s the qualities a person can bring to role. I am aware some might not agree because men don’t experience labour or pregnancy so they can’t relate but then I’m sure some midwifes never have children or haven’t had any yet either.

    I have been accepted on two degrees one of which there was 19 places and 960 applicants all i gave was answers similar to these however I do have lots of work experience. I have lots of other tips if your interested.
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    I cannot thank you enough for that post & everybody elses. It was so informative and brilliant. Many, many thanks!
    What other tips did you have?
    & Where are you heading off to?
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    uce. well i know she has no work experience but does she have a part time job? (Ill explain why if she does)
    she could look on Rcm website (royal college of midwives) and Nmc (nursing of midwifery council) for current issues. she needs to talk about things like reflection and confidentiality. there are lots of other things but will have to think heads mashed just finished work.
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    current issues could be things like homebirths, brestfeeding in public and the one woman one midwife campaign.

    not every uni is looking for previous experience but anything you have done previously that can contribute... knowing whats involved and that its not all about babies and that there is lots of blood and guts.

    heard loads of folk saying they dont wanna do nursing cos of blood and guts but theres a hello of a lot as a midwife.

    good luck
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    hi i had an interview at keele and there the questions there were maily what is your surpport system and how will you cope with the work load. we also had to write a speech on what we thought midwifes were. i didnt have any current issue questions but its always good to clue up before you go because you never know
    good luck
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    Heya i just had my interview there but i dnt feel i did too good but i answered their questions and asked 2 or 3 of my own but i feel that on one of their questions they didn understand my reply so they asked me to repeat it, im just wondering if that could result in my application being rejected? Also when do you hear word back if your accepted or not?
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    wow mega bump..

    all i know theres one way to ensure you're gonna get on midwifery and thats be over 20 and have a kid...its ridiculously competitive for those who don't know, and the midwives told me and my mum when i considered applying to not even go there as i'd not have a chance. So im now doing adult nursing, then specialise in guynaecology- and then do a 18month conversion when ive had a baby
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    I had a completely different response, on all open days I went to the Midwives on the stands did nothing but encourage me to apply, saying that age or whether you are a mother had no impact, it was the qualities that you could bring to the job.

    I'm 18 and am just finishing my a-levels. I have got an interview from 4 out of 5 applications and am still waiting to hear from the 5th.

    Could anyone give me any tips of what is involved in the 'group activity' stage of the interview?

    Thanks xo
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    (Original post by Natasha::)
    I had a completely different response, on all open days I went to the Midwives on the stands did nothing but encourage me to apply, saying that age or whether you are a mother had no impact, it was the qualities that you could bring to the job.

    I'm 18 and am just finishing my a-levels. I have got an interview from 4 out of 5 applications and am still waiting to hear from the 5th.

    Could anyone give me any tips of what is involved in the 'group activity' stage of the interview?

    Thanks xo


    hey im 18 just finished my a levels and ive got 3/5 interviews. i dont know what the group activity is..where you applied to? they mentioned a group activity for my huddesfield interview!! I assume its just seeing how you interact with others...
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    Hey im 18 and i have got interviews aswell, and still a waiting decisions. I have an interview at manchester next monday. im pretty nervous.. anyone know anything about the interviews there?? x
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    iv got a interview at manchester on monday as well....nervouse much!! x
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    no way lol! are you 18 too? what have you been doing to prepare for it ? x
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    Hey, I've got an interview at manchester too. Sooo nervous, just been doing abit of research online as a guide. gulp! Good luck everyone! x
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    Hey
    I had an interview at Manchester but i didn't get a place
    Make sure you know about the role of a midwife and be really confident! I was so nervous i looked shy so that's probably where i was going wrong!
    Good Luck
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    thanks very much. what type of questions did they ask you?
    good look with other universities. x

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