Midwife Mondays 124: Dissertation Work and Better Births

So this week was the first of our self-managed learning time for our dissertation. We have a day or two in uni a week and then the rest of the time is self-led to get our dissertation work going.

It’s taking a lot of motivation to use the time properly but I’ve made a good start…I think!

We were in uni for two days this week, the first was to go over everything for our dissertation and clarify things we need to do for it – which was a good refresher and also chucked so pretty good tips our way too. I think the idea of a dissertation is quite intimidating and this session did make it feel a little better (still more than a little terrified though!)

Our second uni day we had local midwives who are involved in Better Births come and talk to us about where midwifery is moving and the kind of changes the governing bodies are looking at making to midwifery care – always useful to know and could well lead to good questions to ask at interviews too.

It’s all a bit daunting at the moment, with huge amounts of written work needing doing, but I’m sure it’ll be manageable – I just need to compartmentalise…I hope!!!

Self managed learning wise, this week was very much about finalising the research papers I want too use as main studies for my dissertation, and going through them with coloured pens to identify themes and such. It’s all quite new but I’m sure I’ll get there!

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    Sarah Burton
    February 22, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    Wow I can’t believe how happy I am that I have found your amazing blog! I am applying to University this September and so excited to embark on this amazing journey. Any doubt I had in my mind you have made me realise anything is possible 😊 I have two beautiful Daughters aged 5 and 2. I worried a little how I would manage it all but reading your blog has made me even more excited to start. You are an amazing lady ☺️ Thank you

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