We are delighted to announce that 3rd year Student Midwife Sarah Scarlett won the Student Midwife of the Year award at last weekend’s Mama Conference in Glasgow. Sarah is a very deserving winner of this award, she has been an inspiration to all during her 3 years on the BSc Midwifery programme.
Firstly she was successful in obtaining funding to learn sign language to better prepare her to provide a person centred service to women and families who use BSL as their first language.
Secondly she undertook an elective placement with her classmate and close friend Lauren O’Neill during second year. This elective saw Sarah and Lauren travel to Greece to work with Amurtel an organisation that provides support and service to asylum seekers and refugees in Athens. Sarah and Lauren have freely shared their experiences by talking to classmates, colleagues and mentors since they have returned, with both of them declaring it was a life changing experience.
Sarah has continued to be supportive during her training, working hard to support the Midwifery society, being a buddy to 1st year and 2nd year students. Always being available to assist in any additional activities we have planned such as making sure the International Day of the Midwife event is a success. She even co-opts her Mammy in to knitting mini midwives, breasts and other paraphernalia to fundraise for charities.
Well done Sarah, the Midwifery Team are super proud of you!
(Sarah is pictured above on the right, with Chief Midwife for Scotland Ann Holmes at the celebratory dinner held last Friday night at the Holiday Inn Glasgow).