November 2021Jess Wood

Jess Wood 3rd year midwifery student has had an abstract accepted for a poster presentation at the British Medical Journal’s Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management Leaders in Healthcare Conference next month.



September 2021

Great news! Recently published in the NMC Student Newsletter publicising our third year nursing and midwifery students at the University of Leicester!

5 May 2021

Marvelous Midwifery students raise money for Baby BasicsMidwifery Students raise money for Baby Basics

Every year since 1992 on 5 May, the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) leads a day of global recognition and celebration,(International Day of the Midwife) of the work of midwives which is observed by more than 50 nations and co-ordinated by the ICM in partnership with its member organisations. In line with plans to develop the University of Leicester Midwifery with Leadership society and to celebrate this day, which aims this year to show appreciation for Midwives worldwide and to advocate for investment in quality of Midwife care globally, the University's student Midwives decided to fundraise money for a national volunteer-led project in Leicester, Baby Basics.  We would like to congratulation their fantastic efforts in raising an amazing £383.50.

27 October 2020

Midwifery: Celebrating Black History Month

On Tuesday 27th October, the School of Allied Health Professions was delighted to host the Chief Midwifery Officer for NHS England, Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, at an online lunchtime event for both staff and students, as part of the University’s Black History Month celebrations. University of Leicester student midwife Maeva Kamtcheu, recent winner of the Midlands Maternity and Midwifery Festival Student Midwife Award and the Student Union Voice Award for Outstanding Contribution, took a break from her community clinic to interview Jacqueline. Both role models were warmly welcomed to the event by Jayne Marshall, Foundation Professor of Midwifery and Director of Midwifery and Nursing Programmes.   Black History Month

(Clockwise from top right) Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, Jayne Marshall, Maeva Kamtcheu

The discussion was driven by questions submitted by the audience in advance, many from our students, and included topics such as the challenges faced at the intersection of race and gender, for both healthcare professionals and patients; leadership; and the effect of COVID-19 on our awareness of inequalities in healthcare. An inspirational speaker and leader, Jacqueline’s advice to junior colleagues is to keep pushing forward with ease and confidence, to recognise and value the great privilege that it is to be a midwife, to be able to have a positive influence on the health of the next generation.

A recording of the event is available at: Youtube

Athena SwanThis event was supported by the College of Life Sciences EDI and Athena SWAN Team.

14 July 2020

Midlands Maternity and Midwifery Festival Student Midwife Education Award

Maeva Kamtcheu smiling into the camera.Exciting news! Maeva Kamtcheu was nominated and won the Student Midwife Education Award at the Midlands Maternity and Midwifery Festival held on 14 July 2020. The award was presented by the conference chair at the Midlands Festival in front of their online audience. Further details on Twitter.

More information on Midlands Maternity and Midwifery Festival

6 July 2020 

Myles Textbook for Midwives - 17th edition, co-edited by Professor Jayne Marshall and Maureen Raynor 

Myles Textbook for Midwives - co-edited Jayne MarshallWritten by midwives for midwives, Myles Textbook for Midwives has been the seminal textbook of midwifery for over 60 years. It offers comprehensive coverage of topics fundamental to 21st midwifery practice. Co-edited for the second time, by internationally renowned midwife educationalists, Professor Jayne E Marshall (University of Leicester ) and Maureen D Raynor (De Montfort University) from the United Kingdom with a team of contributors from across the midwifery community it retains its clear, accessible writing style. Most chapters provide useful case studies, websites of key organisations and charities for individuals to access further information. Reflective questions at the end of each chapter as well as annotated further reading aid reflective learning and stimulate discussions relating to continuing professional development.

More information on Myles Textbook for Midwives

26 May 2020

New midwifery course makes its mark 

Great news for our School of Allied Health Professions newly-formed 4-year undergraduate Midwifery with Leadership course. Two second year student midwives belonging to the first cohort of students, received Student Voice Awards.

Congratulations to Michelle Sutton who was awarded Course Representative of the Year and to Maeva Kamtcheu who received the Outstanding Contribution award. All categories are very competitive and the awards are a real testament to the determined efforts of the winning students and the dedicated of their lecturers and tutors.

The Student Voice Awards celebrate and recognise individuals who have enhanced student experience, education and equality at the University. Originally there was to be an event held with drinks reception, speakers, food and entertainment, as well as the awards themselves. In the light of recent global events this year's ceremony was held online via the Students' Union Facebook channel.  

Find a full list of the winners.

19 February 2020

Centenary Award MidwivesCentenary Award Midwives

Six of our students received a Centenary Scholarship on the 19 February 2020.

In the photo, left-right: Jess Wood, Asheka Yasmin, Chanelle Murray, Keelie Christie, Nihal Said and Nicola Carlin (not pictured).  

16 October 2019

University support for new mothers recognised by Unicef