We had a midwife visit Loxford School this week to give an insight into the profession with some Y12 and Y13 students. Haleema Yousaf shared her breadth of experience since her A-Levels, to graduating from King’s College and now working across the city in her dream job.
Her background ranges from shadowing at a family pharmacy and her consultant at Homerton Hospital, to studying alongside nurses and doctors in postnatal wards and conducting neonatal assessments. As well as learning about different types of births including caesarean sections, her most challenging moments were said to have been dealing with emergencies and neonatal resuscitation.
Students were very intrigued and were bursting with questions related to the course structure, studying at King’s College, and the day to day life of working for the NHS. They also took away lots of ideas on structuring their personal statements and ways to make them stand out at interview. They had the following to say:
“Today was really useful as I have learnt about the process of applying. I now definitely want to go down this route at uni” – Maryan 13F
“I found the talk insightful as I was able to learn about a very different role that serves healthcare other than medicine. Although I plan on applying for medicine, I found Haleema’s journey really inspiring” – Roshan13X
“I’ve learnt about the skills needed for midwifery and the daily tasks the role entails, including the shift patterns which seem tiring but worthwhile!” – Anisha 13H
“We had a real-life insight into the role which we have never had before and I found it very engaging” – Teanna 13C
“Haleema explained everything so clearly and it has got me thinking about the route I want to take after my A-Levels” – Mona 12L
“It was a very interesting session that showed us how important the job is. I now know what additional experiences I need to gather for my UCAS application in Y13” – Anita 12D
We look forward to inviting more inspiring professionals to Loxford to help our Sixth Form students make their very important decisions over coming months. Watch this space!