A Midwifery course can be extremely rewarding but we recognise that it’s hard work too. It’s important to have fun and connect with your peers for support. So we spoke to the current President of the BCU Midwifery Society, Alex Cass, to see what they’re all about.
“The BCU Midwifery Society (or MidSoc for short) has a focus on collaboration, education, peer support, positivity, self-care and self-development for BCU student Midwives. We recognise that this course is a challenging one which requires great resilience and can at times be overwhelming, so we try to facilitate a coming together of students who can support one another throughout. We have an active Facebook group and a self-care page called “Love Ya Self” which provides a source of positive inspiration for members.
“During the last year we have organised social events, a pub quiz and raised money for charities such as The Red Box Project. We are just about to hold a bereavement study day and have speakers from the world of Midwifery for 2019/2020 in the pipeline. Each year there will be nominations for new board members, so get involved!
“Helping to run the MidSoc has enabled me to get to know other students that I might otherwise not have met and has given me a sense of belonging among our lovely Midwifery cohorts. Having peers close to hand who understand what it is like to study Midwifery and face the roller-coaster of emotions that come with it is priceless; the MidSoc provides a safe space for us all to come together, share our experiences and support one another.
“Planning and organising events has been exciting as we are able to base events around what our members say that they want. We encourage members to come forward with their own ideas and offer support in order for them to bring their ideas to life. Being on the board as President is undeniably challenging at times when juggling a busy course but rewarding too in many ways, along with giving me the opportunity to enhance key skills such as organisation, time management and team work. We’re keen for more enthusiastic people to join us and help make more exciting things happen for our society!
“Membership is currently only £5 per year. Joining will make you eligible for a welcome pack and reductions/free entry on many of our events. Once joined, come and join our Facebook page BCU Midwifery Society Official Page.
Find out more
Learn more about MidSoc and all the other societies on offer on the BCUSU (Student Union) website.