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I've been so privileged to work alongside such passionate mentors in practice and such amazing role models at university, and it's with the help of these amazing teachers that I've come so far
- Sophie, BSc (Hons) Midwifery  
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15 April 2015

Hello there *waves sheepishly*. I know it has been long, but boy did I underestimate how much time and commitment third year takes! Between trying to have a semblance of a social life, weekly Zumba classes, finishing coursework on time, a part-time job and starting lab work for my dissertation… Read more…

18 March 2015

A shaper, a co-ordinator, an implementer and a plant run round a field in Ely in search of a missing scientist. Well, the truth is two of them run and the other two stroll but they all cross the line together at the end. And that was the point… Read more…

9 March 2015

No matter how passionate you are about your course, when it comes to writing assignments it can be slightly challenging, which I’ve discovered recently. Read more…

10 November 2014

So many people from so many different courses have told me your second year is harder and to be honest, I totally agree! I started my second year at the beginning of September and now I am a week away from my first placement in gynaecology, which should be very interesting. Read more…

23 October 2014

Assessed Readiness for Practice (ARDP) days are highly informative and I believe everyone enjoyed the interactions the days offered. You are required to attend them, otherwise you will end up playing catch-up, potentially travelling to other campuses to obtain the certificates. Read more…

17 October 2014

The Learning to Learn module was something I underestimated in importance (honestly, I struggled to see its relevance at first) – but only a few weeks in I can already see it’s possibly the most important module in my whole career… Read more…

16 October 2014

Missing a lecture can be really detrimental when preparing to write your assignments. I missed two lectures due to unforeseen circumstances, and I always felt I was missing vital information. The lectures offer guidance on structuring your assignment and meeting the required learning outcomes. Read more…

26 September 2014

Jodie Davey has recently started our Operating Department Practice course in Cambridge and in her own words ‘couldn’t be more excited!’ In her first blog she gives an account of the lead-up to her course starting. Read more…

24 September 2014

I just can’t believe how quickly the time is flying by this time of year. As I write this I have just one full week of my summer holidays left! However, I have been trying to put my holidays to good use. Read more…

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