University

It seems crazy that after two years of doing things simply to apply to unviersity that I finally have a place. technically three palces one for conventy and anglia rsikin and the brighton but i rejected them so some other lovely lady gets the palce.

I actually feel really guilty for putting Anglia riskin second because I know that it means that someone who really wants to go to Anglia Ruskin could have it but grade permitting I will go to coventry and then someone else will get that place.

Grades! The last hurdel that I have to jump in order to get onto a midwifery course. I know in my mind that I have worked really hard and there is nothing that should stop me from getting my grades, but there is that nagging fear in the back of my head that I will have done all the interviews and all the other stuff that you have to do and then won’t be able to go in september because I didn’t get my grades.

Thanks for reading

Helen

So long….

 

Sorry, it has been so long since my last post, but it got really busy and every time I sat down to blog I had the overwhelming feeling that I had something else to be doing and unfortunately that something else generally won. A lot has happened in the month and a half that I have not posted, I have had three interviews and one rejection following those but other than being personally offended that they did not want me I am not too worried about that. I currently have one more interview and one that has not replied but I am assuming that if they were going to reject me that they would have done it by now so I am hopeful to have another.

I have actually given myself a break for three days over Christmas as I have quite a compulsive personality so could have quite easily spent the whole holiday working. This, in fact, has been great I have spent time with my family and also had time to put things into perspective which I can sometimes lose at a great cost to my own wellbeing.

I hope to be blogging more in the new year but I am struggling to find things to talk about at the moment as I am not yet a student midwife and don’t want to shove loads of random stuff onto this blog.

Thanks for reading

Helen

Stress!!!

Week this week I have got another interveiw, which is amzing but has made me realise how close the other three are which is slightly terrifying. I have also realsied that will college full time work all day on saturday I don’t have much time when I am not doing school work to prepare and that scares me and makes me feel like there is no chance i will ever get onto a midwifery course.

Sorry for not wiring much bt there really isnt much going on in my life at the moment that is that exciting just an awful lot of college work.

Thanks for reading

Helen

Interviews!! Midwifery

This week has been an incredibly exciting week, I have got two more interviews for midwifery courses around the country. I had been offered one for bristol and now have one for bot Brighton and also Anglia Ruskin. I have to admit that I was surprised to even get one, possibly due to the incredibly low success rate. Actually getting one has made it so much more real, I knew that I would one day be a midwife but for some reason when I applied I assumed that there would be no chance of me getting on the first time and being on a midwifery course at 18. I was very surprised when reading the information about the interviews was how different they were, with some using panel interviews or short interviews that are a bit like speed dating.I am incredibly nervous about these interviews and what happens if I don’t get in and have to do something else for a year.

Thanks for reading

Helen

A-level choices

I have just realised that I had not put what A-level subjects that I had chosen on my blog anywhere, so this is it. At the moment there have been many changes to the A-level system and unfortunately, the year that I am in has been at the spearhead of these changes so we get to test all of the new systems for the first time. I have take Biology, Sociology and psychology for year 13 and took health and social care at AS-level in year twelve. The new A-levels mean that although I took AS-level exams at the end of year 12 they do not count towards my final grade meaning we have twice as much content as we would have had had I been a year older (moan over) however this does mean that there are endless possibilities to improve and smash the AS-level grades.

I chose subjects that I saw as being relevant and applicable to Midwifery as it has been what I wanted to do for a long time and there was never a second option for me. But this does not mean that this is what you should take I have known people with less academic A-levels get onto midwifery and nursing courses.

I realise now that taking three academic subjects may not have been the best idea for me due to my mild dyslexia, but I was not going to let that get in the way of having the best chance to get onto a midwifery course. Although the workload at the moment is killing me it is only for two more terms and then the school is finished and I can hopefully get on with becoming a midwife.

Thanks for reading

Helen

The beginning

This is the beginning of my blog, it will be all about midwifery and my journey to get firstly onto a midwifery course and then what happens next. I am not sure how often I will post as there is really not much exciting going on at the moment but I will see how it goes.

Thanks for reading

Helen