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A day in the life of a nursing and midwifery student

Learning Disability student Nurse - Sarah Kigozi

"I know the next couple of months can be a bit scary if you’re waiting on results and preparing for university but, trust me, this is an amazing place to be.

To begin with, I was nervous and worried that I might not fit in or know what I was doing. If this is how you’re feeling too, don’t worry! This is a fun, friendly university with great teaching and I hope to see you soon!"

Day in the life - nursing - 9am
09:00am

Breakfast eaten, housemate out of the bathroom, teeth brushed and helmet on, I leave the house and cycle to Uni. I love seeing the city by bike; it’s a great way to travel cheaply - plus it’s environmentally friendly too!

day in the life - nursing - 9.30am
09:30am

First lecture of the day with a coffee to see me though. There are numerous coffee shops on site, whether you’re a Starbucks or Costa lover.

Day in the life - nursing - 1pm
01:00pm

Lunchtime! The food is very tasty and great value at the Uni cafés.

Day in the life - nursing - 3pm
03:00pm

Time to put on our uniforms. They took our sizing at enrolment so thankfully it fits perfectly!

Day in the life - nursing - 4pm
04:00pm

Head to the Students’ Union bar, The Social Kitchen. We order a pizza to share while chatting about class and up-coming assignments.

Day in the life - nursing - 5.30pm
05:30pm

Off to the library to get some work done before heading home.

Midwifery student - Jasmine Toynton

"My advice to new students is to relax and, more importantly, enjoy yourself! You’re going to have so much fun, meet friends for life and learn a lot. I hope to see you on campus soon!

Here’s a typical day of my life at Uni to give you an idea of what you can expect."

day in the life - midwifery - 6.30am
06:30am

I leave the house and walk to my local train station to catch the train into Birmingham. The train is a great way to travel as you can relax and get some extra reading in before lectures. 

day in the life - midwifery - 9am
09:00am

First lecture of the day!

day in the life - midwifery - 11am
11:00am

Break time! Visit Students’ Union bar, The Social Kitchen, to grab some great food and drink, and catch up with friends. It’s great value for money.

day in the life - midwifery - 12pm
12:00pm

Today we have a practical session in the mock hospital ward. We get to practice how to take blood on model arms.

day in the life - midwifery - 3pm
03:00pm

Off to the library to borrow some textbooks and get some work done before going home and out with friends later.

day in the life - midwifery - 9pm
09:00pm

Go to my course mate’s halls to get ready for a night out. There are loads of places to go and I love how close everything is, as well as the cheap student nights out!