Tamara Hogg, BMid Midwifery
What did you enjoy the most about the course and studying at Swansea University?
I most enjoyed the friends I made. The lecturers were friendly and supportive and I enjoyed the content of lessons. I loved the whole experience.
What skills did you learn from completing the course and how did they help you get a job?
My communication improved greatly, I was very young going into the degree so this was very important to develop. Also my confidence grew in my ability to continually learn and to learn that it’s okay not to know something; in midwifery you will never know everything and that’s okay.
What have you gone on to do since graduating?
I have worked at a big 5500 unit called the Lister Hospital in Hertfordshire for just under two years and have moved to Australia to be a midwife.
Where are you working now?
I am currently a midwife at a small private hospital in Melbourne, Australia. I enjoy the people that I work with and the size of the hospital makes it very friendly and family orientated.
What would your advice be to new students?
I would encourage student midwives to stay positive, we are beyond lucky to be part of an amazing moment of families’ lives and you will always be remembered. And also to travel around and try and work in different countries and hospitals because you will learn so much which will deepen your knowledge of midwifery, but will also challenge yourself as a person on every
level; you will reap the rewards.
Tamara completed her midwifery degree in 2009.