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    so the thing is, i had my heart set on Midwifery. I applied for five universities to do a midwifery course. I have been rejected by four of these five. I have attended an interview for one, and am waiting until the 31st March 2016 to hear back from them. As Midwifery is a very competitive course, i know that there is low chance of me getting in, considering my age and the fact that i have virtually no experience.

    My health and social care teacher took me to the side the other say and here's how our conversation went:

    Teacher: "what's your second option? What other pathways have you thought of?"
    Me: "Midwifery is my life! I don't see myself anywhere else..."
    Teacher: "The thing is, i'm very concerned. You, out of everybody in this room, are most at risk of doing nothing..."
    Me: *Speechless*

    BACKSTORY: I love the idea of midwifery. I can't explain why, i just do. It is my life-long goal to become a midwife. I do have a poor attendance, but i always hand my work in on time and i try my very best not to take time off.

    I was really offended at the way she spoke. I don't think that, as a teacher, you should be allowed to say things like that to a student. I have high aspirations. I want to be successful. I have a really strong work ethic.

    But it got me thinking. What are my other options? Where else can I go?
    My teacher suggested going into youth work or health visiting. But i just don't see myself in any of these role! What can i do? I love reading, writing and poetry. A degree in creative writing sounds amazing! I just don't want to spend three years studying for a degree, only to have a ****/low paid job. I don't want to be left in a dead end!

    Please help me. Any advice would be appreciated

    Sincerely,
    Heartbroken and dying student x
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    (Original post by SilverWinterSky)
    Okay,

    so the thing is, i had my heart set on Midwifery. I applied for five universities to do a midwifery course. I have been rejected by four of these five. I have attended an interview for one, and am waiting until the 31st March 2016 to hear back from them. As Midwifery is a very competitive course, i know that there is low chance of me getting in, considering my age and the fact that i have virtually no experience.

    My health and social care teacher took me to the side the other say and here's how our conversation went:

    Teacher: "what's your second option? What other pathways have you thought of?"
    Me: "Midwifery is my life! I don't see myself anywhere else..."
    Teacher: "The thing is, i'm very concerned. You, out of everybody in this room, are most at risk of doing nothing..."
    Me: *Speechless*

    BACKSTORY: I love the idea of midwifery. I can't explain why, i just do. It is my life-long goal to become a midwife. I do have a poor attendance, but i always hand my work in on time and i try my very best not to take time off.

    I was really offended at the way she spoke. I don't think that, as a teacher, you should be allowed to say things like that to a student. I have high aspirations. I want to be successful. I have a really strong work ethic.

    But it got me thinking. What are my other options? Where else can I go?
    My teacher suggested going into youth work or health visiting. But i just don't see myself in any of these role! What can i do? I love reading, writing and poetry. A degree in creative writing sounds amazing! I just don't want to spend three years studying for a degree, only to have a ****/low paid job. I don't want to be left in a dead end!

    Please help me. Any advice would be appreciated

    Sincerely,
    Heartbroken and dying student x
    If midwifery is the only thing you can see yourself doing, then take a gap year and get yourself some experience and work on your personal statement. (I m afraid it can take many people more than one application to get in so dont give up on it yet).
 
 
 

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