Midwifery degree - how hard is it?Watch this thread
My question is whether midwifery students have the "typical uni experience" as their course is so demanding and stressful as you have to balance the placements with the essays and etc.
And what is your typical weekly timetable?
Thanks in advance.
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The courses are vocational, that means put bluntly, a shed load of work. You'll be working and learning on placement 50% of the year at 37.5hrs. On top of that you'll have essays, clinical skills to demonstrate and practice placement documents (more work). Then your mentor will probably ask you to complete some reflective pieces, it never ends. Lol.
Seriously though, midwifery if more competitive than nursing, you can party etc but not like other students, I speak from experience. The course is simply to demanding and if you stroll in to work and it's apartent, expect a problem to arise. Nurses and midwives are so socially skilled, that they can work you out within minutes. The course is not a given, an I know of students who failed in the 2nd year, imagine that 2 years of study and they didn't make it. I cried for them literally.
Consider what I have said, strongly. The profession you are choosing is damn hard!