ARU Blogs — Anna

Midwifery student Anna Zampino

Faculty:Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:School of Nursing and Midwifery

Course: BSc (Hons) Midwifery

What I love about studying midwifery is the opportunity to meet a variety of people on placement: women, their families and other members of staff. I’m very grateful as a student to be in a snippet of a family’s new exciting chapter, whether it being during pregnancy at an antenatal appointment or visiting them for their postnatal visit at home.

I’m a member of the Midwifery Society, who organise events for students to increase our learning and opportunities. For example, the society last year organised hypnobirthing courses through a company and I’m now a qualified hypnobirthing teacher which I feel will benefit the women I care for. I’m also part of the Ambassador team where I represent the university and meet students from schools and colleges, and inspire them about ARU and student life.

In my spare time, I try to catch-up with family and friends as much as I can. But also I must admit, I’m guilty to a lazy day to re-charge my batteries.

Something interesting about myself: Well from my name, you may be able to tell I have Italian in my family. Although I’ve been asked before if I was Spanish, which I will take as I’m quite pasty! I’m half Italian, but unfortunately don’t speak much Italian which is a bit of a let-down. But it’s never too late to learn though!

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8 April 2020

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3 December 2019

Part-time work is likely to be something most students think about, whether it's to earn money or gain experience (or both). At ARU we have the help of the Employment Bureau, which has helped me find part-time work that fits my schedule. Read more…

2 December 2019

The weather has gotten a little colder and wetter (sigh), but the festive season has arrived (yay). I do love the Christmas period. I’m one of the early birds and have been playing Christmas classics in the house and shower since November! Read more…

17 July 2019

From day one, you will meet lots of new people from all different backgrounds and ages. The friends you make at university will go through everything with you; the laughter, the tears, the achievements, the bad cooking… Read more…

24 June 2019

I believe that it’s so important to have hobbies or activities aside from your studies as part of your downtime. There are so many exciting, life-changing opportunities to get involved in at ARU, including new things that you may not have considered before. Here are my 20 suggestions. Read more…

10 May 2019

I’ve studied at Anglia Ruskin University for a year and half now and it has been an extremely positive experience. One positive element is that everyone I have met so far, both university staff and fellow students, have always been welcoming and friendly… Read more…

10 May 2019

Hi I’m Anna, a second year student midwife. Reaching that milestone of the halfway mark of my degree is quite exciting but scary at the same time. The last year and a half has flown by! Thinking back to when I was about to start university seems like a while ago now… Read more…


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