Felicity Curtis, BMid Midwifery

What did you enjoy the most about the course and studying at Swansea University?

I enjoyed many aspects of the course especially when the opportunities came to try in practice what we had learnt in university and not just read in a text book.

What skills did you learn from completing the course and how did they help you get a job?

I learnt far too many skills to list. Communication and the skill of knowing your limitations are probably the most important skills I learnt, they helped me get a job because they made me the type of midwife I aspired to be when I was training.

What have you gone on to do after graduating?

Since graduating I have a job at Singleton hospital maternity.

What are you enjoying about the job?

I am still there to date and love it! I’m very privileged to be a midwife and very grateful.

Is your current job related to your degree?

My current job is very much related to my degree all the skills and knowledge I learnt in my degree are things I use every shift in my job even down to organising yourself.

What would your advice be to new students?

Advice to new students would be read about current midwifery issues, if you do something in university then read more about it, don’t follow mentors ways rigidly, find the way that suits you and will help you become the midwife you want to be. It’s very hard but ever so worth it.