Went to compare notes with a midwife to be friend of mine last night and coz there's so few of them the info they've been given is soooo much better and in depth. One main thing she told me was that she'd heard that if you're South of the river and having to travel quite a way then you get a payment from the Uni direct to help with costs.......? She also said that the reason they want you all to car share and want to know names up front is coz they won't have to pay you so much if you're down as car sharing. She told me to pass this on to everyone and even if you DO end up car sharing - which I'm hoping to do - DO NOT admit it to them, do this behind their backs so to speak and then you'll get the full payment ....? Anyone else heard this? She also said her 1st placement starts on the 14th Nov out in the community (I didn't realise it was so soon :/) Uniform-wise apparently we get 2 options: 1) 5 x Tunics and trousers or 2) 4 x Tunics and trousers and 1 dress - but you can apparently order extra's but have to pay for them yourself.
OMG we start TOMORROW arrrggghhh ))) See ya there xx
...we were on a break