Studying Midwifery at Salford
So you’ve applied to study Midwifery, we've made you an offer, but you’re still deciding or have further questions?
We want to make sure you have all the information you need as you get ready to study at Salford. We hope the information below helps you in your decision making. If you have any further questions, simply get in touch with us here.
Why should you study Midwifery at the University of Salford?
We are a UNICEF Baby Friendly University and our students achieved the highest marks of any UK university within the Baby Friendly accreditation assessment in 2015.
You will gain hands-on experience, with 50% of your time on the course spent in clinical placements.
You will learn in specialist facilities, purposely built to replicate a maternity ward.
Clinical Skills Rooms
When training to be a midwife, it helps to be able to practice new skills in a safe environment under the supervision of a qualified practitioner. We have a number of clinical skills rooms that enhance your learning through practice - from taking blood pressure, to giving CPR and more complicated procedures. We also have a home birth room which can be used to simulate giving birth at home or a water birth.
We use a maternal and fetal simulation system called Noelle which allows you to appreciate the birthing experience from the onset of labour, through delivery, to the treatment of the mother after delivery. Birthing simulators are used to ensure you understand the mechanisms involved in labour and birth and have an opportunity to simulate a birth and explore relevant issues and feelings in a non-clinical environment. Breech births and mechanisms for occipto posterior positions can also be demonstrated with these simulators.
Models to simulate urethral catheterisation and cervical assessment also aim to develop initial competence to ensure confidence prior to undertaking the skills with mentor support in clinical practice. We also have breastfeeding manikins to promote understanding of lactation and procedures such as hand expression of milk are available. These are part of the measures in place to ensure our students are educated in-line with UNICEF's baby friendly initiative.
HEAR FROM OUR GRADUATES
Melissa, a recent graduate, not only has a strong family support network, but has made good friends on her course, who understand the difficulties that student midwives face.
She said: “It’s lovely to have all these friends I can speak to about things that happen on placement, that my family at home wouldn’t understand. I’ve made friends for life now, without a doubt.”
What our Graduates Said (Source: NSS 2022):
My placements were valuable in helping my learning
My placements have helped me to develop my skills
DID YOU KNOW?
Our state-of-the-art patient simulation laboratories used by Nursing and Midwifery students are so realistic that they have been used to film hospital settings in various TV dramas. Our simulation suites were most recently featured in the Netflix thriller The Stranger.
Student Support Services
We want you to enjoy your time studying here, but we understand that there may be times when you need a little extra support. Whether you need support with mental health and counselling, living costs, accommodation or just want a chat with our friendly Wellbeing Team, we are here to help. Find out more about all of the student services we offer here.
APPLICANT VISIT DAYS: EXPERIENCE LIFE AT SALFORD
If you haven't already, make sure you secure a place at one of our upcoming Applicant Visit Days. On a visit day, you will have the opportunity to experience life as a Salford student on your chosen course - you'll meet your teaching team, hear from current students and connect with other applicants.