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Midwifery personal statement
The unique education which I have experienced has impacted me in many ways. I was taught by my parents from the age of 7, until at 14 I made the decision to start high school. During my time being home-educated, I learnt the importance of taking charge of my future.
Reading has always been my main hobby. The character Vicky from my favourite book, Baby Blue by Julia Green, is a community midwife, and the way that the job of this character was described intrigued me, so I searched for more information. The more I found, the more this role seemed like something I would enjoy, and be successful in. With my mind set, my 13 year old self began planning the path I would take.
The role of a community midwife is unique, rewarding and challenging. I fully understand the responsibility involved and the professional, positive attitude needed. It is not only a career to me, but also a dream.
Having to work closely with individuals in society, I believe that my friendly and empathetic nature would make me well suited to caring for others. I will make every effort to demonstrate these personal qualities and to show focus and dedicated hard work. I am more than ready to face every future challenge head on, and to learn from each one.
Achieving a Distinction* in both Health and Social Care and Child Development at GCSE Level will provide valuable preparation for studying midwifery. I enjoyed these subjects greatly, and studying communication modules in Health and Social Care has given me a greater understanding of how to interact effectively with a diverse range of people - a skill which will be invaluable in the healthcare industry. At A-Level I continued to study Health and Social Care, further developing skills such as organisation, the self-discipline needed to meet strict deadlines, and the ability to work calmly under pressure. In my higher education, I intend put in an even greater level of effort.
Studying A Levels has been an unforgettable experience. Being nominated for Head Girl was one of the many highlights, and although I only got as far as the interview process, I am very grateful to have been considered. I am now a Senior Student for my year group, which I have found both rewarding and enjoyable. We are currently planning the end of year prom. I enjoy working and forming relationships with individuals and take the responsibilities I am given seriously.
Once I have completed Year 13, I intend to take a gap year for several purposes. I completed work experience at a pre-school when I was 15, helping out with the morning sessions for 3-5 year olds. I found it both fun and educational, enabling me to develop my communication and time management skills, increase my confidence and help me work as part of a team. In my gap year I intend to seek a similar placement in order to build on this experience. Completing my Youth Achievement award is another personal goal. I was unable to continue this award once I returned to formal education, but I have always had a strong desire to complete it. I worked with other young people to complete photography and fashion design projects. Our photographs were exhibited in a local art gallery, and for the fashion design project we decorated a ballgown which was displayed as part of the Love exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle.
I am also considering taking an Open University course relevant to midwifery to widen my knowledge about the profession, teach me the independent study skills I will need for higher education, and keep me in an academic frame of mind.
Midwifery is a truly rewarding career that requires hard work, dedication and passion to achieve. I am truly dedicated and passionate about both studying midwifery, and the career that it will lead me to. I would be both delighted and profoundly grateful to be considered for a place on this course.
This personal statement was written by Steph123 for application in 2012.
I'm so glad to finally get it finished! It seemed to take me months, I feel like I could recite it from memory now... I'm pleased with it though, my teachers tell me it's excellent, so I guess it was worth the hours of work..
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