Your experience in real clinical settings will allow you to put into practice what you have learned in the classroom. Midwifery can be challenging, but with the support and expertise of midwife mentors and teachers around you, you will be able to build up your competence and confidence.
Where do placements take place?
You will be allocated to a number of placements with different NHS Trusts in Derby, Mansfield, Lincolnshire or Nottingham. These include:
- Nottingham University Hospitals (City Hospital and Queen's Medical Centre campuses)
- United Lincolnshire Hospitals (Boston and Lincoln)
- Royal Derby Hospital
- Chesterfield Royal Hospital
- Sherwood Forest Hospitals (Mansfield)
* Please note there are no clinical allocations to Lincoln and Boston for January cohorts.
You will be expected to either commute to your placements or find accommodation nearby.
The full list of midwifery placements and placement evaluation for students can be found on the Placement Database on ARC POW.
During your allocated placements you will gain experience of caring for women in a variety of midwifery settings both in the acute hospital environment and in the community. You will also gain experience in non-midwifery clinical areas: medicine, surgery/gynaecology, theatres, perinatal mental health and neonatal units.
Each of the hospitals provides an outstanding learning environment, with study facilities, libraries, technological teaching and learning materials.
Through the University's ERASMUS+ scheme, you may have the opportunity to study in a European country for 9 weeks at one of our partner universities in Denmark, Ireland, Italy or Malta. A bursary is available for this and is dependent on on the country being visited. There is a competitive selection process for the scheme.
Additionally there is the opportunity for a 2 week elective placement at home or abroad.
During your placements you will be under the supervision of a variety of qualified midwife mentors, and also work alongside other support staff. You will be linked to a Supervisor of Midwives, allowing you to see the professional role of supervision and to observe and develop leadership qualities.