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Rachel Cutler

Rachel had always wanted to be a midwife with a vocational degree and a career. And now she is.

Rachel Cutler

BSc (Hons) Midwifery

'The support from the tutors is excellent. They are professional, knowledgeable and so enthusiastic.'

Why did you decide to study on a higher education course?

I have always wanted to be a midwife with a vocational degree and a career. Completing this course gives me the licence to practice midwifery.

I chose Teesside because it’s my local university with a great reputation in all healthcare courses. I visited several universities and Teesside was very welcoming with great facilities. I attended open days which were a great opportunity to see the excellent campus, library facilities, and meet the staff and students.

Why did you choose to study midwifery?

This course gave me the opportunity to care for women’s physical and emotional needs throughout their pregnancy, labour and after childbirth.

I have loved the opportunity to experience a range of clinical hands-on experiences which have prepared me to be a midwife. I also got the opportunity to learn from experienced academic tutors and midwives. I enjoyed the public health module because this is an area I’ve always found interesting and is so relevant to midwifery practice.

What do you think about the campus and services offered?

The campus is always vibrant and the facilities are excellent. I spent many hours in the library over my three years at the University and the resources were great. I was also a student buddy and I helped during open days. This gave me the opportunity to promote both the University and midwifery to prospective students.

Would you recommend your course?

The support from the tutors is excellent. They are professional, knowledgeable and so enthusiastic. The midwives in practice are very supportive and encourage you to develop your skills in a competent and confident way.

What are you doing now?

I’m working as a midwife at a local trust. I provide advice, care and support for women during pregnancy, labour, early postnatal period and I also care for newborn babies. I love my job.

I would like to thank the amazing midwives who have supported me along the way, the University for providing me with opportunity to train to do the job I’ve always dreamed of and my lovely midwife friends who have helped me along the way.