Prize short­list ac­co­lade for Jes­sica

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AN EDGE Hill mid­wifery stu­dent was one of just four fi­nal­ists for the Stu­dent Mid­wife of the Year 2017 award from the Royal Col­lege of Mid­wives.

Jes­sica Thomas, a third year stu­dent and president of the Mid­wifery So­ci­ety at Edge Hill said: “It was an amaz­ing sur­prise to be recog­nised in this way. I love what I do and am pas­sion­ate about it, but never con­sid­ered that I would be short­listed for some­thing like this.”

Am­bi­tious Jes­sica is cur­rently at­tend­ing job in­ter­views, ready to em­bark on her ca­reer as a mid­wife af­ter she grad­u­ates in July, and also hopes to qual­ify to carry out “Ex­am­i­na­tion of the New­born” checks and later com­plete a Masters.

She is also work­ing on a se­ries of video lec­tures tack­ling var­i­ous men­tal health-re­lated top­ics such as puer­peral psy­chosis, de­pres­sion and anx­i­ety.

“I know how busy a stu­dent mid­wife’s sched­ule can be, so pro­duc­ing these videos means they can get in­for­ma­tion about these im­por­tant top­ics at a time con­ve­nient to them,” Jes­sica said.

As a stu­dent qual­ity am­bas­sador for the NW, Jes­sica hopes the videos will even­tu­ally be avail­able to stu­dents across the re­gion, af­ter ini­tially be­ing tri­alled at Edge Hill.

Edge Hill mid­wifery stu­dent Jes­sica Thomas – RCM prize short­list

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