ARU Blogs — Carinna Griffiths

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Faculty:Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:School of Nursing and Midwifery

Course: BSc (Hons) Midwifery

My name is Carinna and I am a midwifery student at the Chelmsford campus at Anglia Ruskin University. I like reading, socialising, my dogs and my husband (but not necessarily in that order!).

I have always wanted to become a midwife, however, I left school before completing my A levels. So after (quite) a few years of gaining work/life experience I decided to attend an open day at ARU, joined an access course and am now more than half way to qualifying!

I’ve read the blogs on here before, and thought it would be a nice way to share my experience and to encourage others who may never have thought they would return to higher education to achieve their goals. I have been a midwifery course representative, had the opportunity to work at some open days and interviews and have thoroughly enjoyed my time so far at Anglia Ruskin University.

So far my midwifery training has been the most challenging and rewarding experience of my life.

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19 January 2018

Carinna studied BSc (Hons) Midwifery and graduated with first class honours in 2016. She blogs about her first job as a newly qualified midwife. Read more…

27 June 2016

The £1,000,000 question… Why did you want to become a midwife? This is a question I am asked more commonly than any other. It was a question that used to plague me in my application days out of fear that my answer was not good enough. Read more…

2 October 2015

As I write this entry to my blog I am sat under a blanket, with a drink. Both of these facts are important when trying to explain the importance of self-care as a student midwife. Read more…

9 July 2015

All of my family work in some form of health and care setting. You could say it’s in my DNA to want to work with people. Sex education. That’s where it started for me. That is what made me want to become a midwife, but more on that in future posts. Read more…


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