Esprit Rock

A few years ago

A few years ago, I was able to attend the delivery of my younger sister; being in the labour ward for 3 days and watching the busy lives of midwives triggered my curiosity. Through my profound interest, I was exposed to what vital role midwives play in caring for mothers and their baby in the months leading up to the birth, the labour and the postnatal period. Midwifery is a doubtlessly rewarding career that requires hard work, dedication and passion to accomplish. I am devoted, committed and passionate about studying midwifery and I would be delighted and extremely grateful to be considered for a place on this course.

As two of my core and greatest qualities are to care and nurture, I personally feel that I have the right attributes to pursue a career in Health. My eagerness for a career in midwifery is echoed in the IBDP, where good timekeeping, ability to cope under pressure and stress is essential. After receiving my GCSEs, I was offered to study the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme for my Sixth Form education. This course is very demanding and challenging however with the high workload, it has taught me how to remain organised under multiple deadlines which have prepared me effectively for University. The IB aims to create well-balanced students that are successful academically as well as knowledgeable global citizens. One of the 6 subjects that I study is Biology Higher level which has helped me gain knowledge on human biology as well as how organs and genes function which is linked to reproduction. The IB Core requires every student to complete CAS (Creativity, Action and Service) which intends to provide a ‘counterbalance’ to the academic thoroughness of the educational programme. CAS is one of the three fundamental components that every student must complete as part of the Diploma Programme and involves students in a variety of activities alongside their academic studies. As part of my CAS, I had the opportunity to meet and assist a group of incredible women who run the Bags of Empowerment Project, where women are given the capability to make and sell bags that are made out of recycled materials. They would also often discuss issues they face as females in their day to day lives which I found incredibly fascinating and eye-opening. I am also part of Rotary which is an international service organisation whose sole purpose is to bring together people in order to provide altruistic services and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. Therefore, having acquired these skills whilst being at Sixth Form has given me the advantage of being an efficient student.

In addition, I am very captivated by the fact that midwives not only provide care for women throughout pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period but also create a special relationship with the women and their families by being the main source of contact for them. They are extremely important as they provide support and unbiased information to prepare the women for motherhood and aid them throughout their antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods, delivering information and giving advice on family planning and conception, breastfeeding education and support. The quality of the care women receive during this life-changing time will influence not only the health of the mother and her child but also their future interactions with health services throughout the rest of their lives, therefore, it is very important to ensure women are getting the best quality of service.

I believe I am a hardworking and committed student. I am also confident that I possess the qualities and skills to succeed at university. I eagerly look forward to the challenge of a testing and demanding degree course as well as being very excited to play a significant role in university life. Through this course, I wish to gain the great pleasure of being an advocate for women, supporting, empowering them during the most special time in their lives.