Personal statement

Personal statements will be assessed against the application criteria.  Please read the course details before completing your application.  

Your statement is your opportunity to show us your passion, enthusiasm, and your personality.  

Here's what we want to see in your personal statement: 

  • Your interest midwifery: tell us why you are interested in being a midwife.  Take time to learn about some of the big conversations happening in healthcare. We like to see that you are engaging in the world of mental health care and midwifery. 

  • Understanding the role: demonstrate your comprehension of the profession and understand the role of a midwife. 

  • Transferable skills: highlight transferable skills gained from work experience, volunteering, or hobbies. These skills may have been gained through working in a caring environment, but equally may have been gained through communicating and interacting with people in a non-clinical environment (for example, working in a shop/café, volunteering at a school).  

  • Work experience: explain how your past work experiences have equipped you with the necessary skills to progress as a midwife.  

You should consider including you work experience or extracurricular activities. This can include experience in the caring environment or other environments, such as working in a cafe. You need to identify any skills that you have gained from this experience and reflect these in your personal statement and interview.

Personal statement guide

Interview selection 

You will be invited to an individual, online interview with two interviewers. The interview will last approximately 25 to 30 minutes during which you will be asked a number of questions. Your responses will be assessed against our criteria, and the interviewers will not have seen your personal statement which allows for consistency and fairness across all interviews.    

We will also be evaluating if you are applying with a clear understanding and commitment to the course and the profession.  

To prepare for the Midwifery BSc interview: 

  • Research the field of midwifery: show your interest and understanding of the clinical field you wish to join. Be familiar with the responsibilities, challenges, and rewards that come with midwifery.  

  • Practice self-reflection: be ready to talk about yourself and your accomplishments. Highlight experiences that demonstrate your dedication, compassion, and resilience.  

  • Embody the 6 C's: demonstrate your alignment with the core values of nursing: Care, Compassion, Courage, Communication, Commitment, and Competence. Provide examples from your experiences that highlight these attributes. 

  • Showcase teamwork skills: nursing involves collaborating with various healthcare professionals. Give evidence of your ability to work effectively in a team, emphasising your adaptability, cooperation, and respect for others' contributions. 

  • Apply your knowledge: showcase your ability to apply theoretical knowledge and transferable skills to the role of a midwife. Discuss how you would handle different clinical scenarios and make informed decisions based on your training. 

  • Your communication skills: practice expressing yourself clearly and confidently. Focus on active listening and empathy. 

  • Display professionalism: demonstrate a professional attitude throughout the interview. 

  • Stay informed on healthcare issues: be knowledgeable about current healthcare issues and their impact. 

Before the interview

  • Make sure you familiarise yourself with the Microsoft Teams application. 

  • Test sound and microphone settings. 

  • Find a quiet room free from distractions. 

  • Log in at least 10 minutes before the interview and take care of any last-minute issues. 

Receiving an offer

All offers for Midwifery BSc are subject to: 

  • Achieving the academic and non-academic offer requirements 

  • Occupational health clearance 

  • Enhanced clearance with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 

In accordance with the University's policy relating to equal opportunities, there will be no discrimination on the basis of race, colour, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, and religious belief. 

As part of your course you will undertake clinical placements 

Find out more about placements