Harriet Earp BMedSci Health and Human Sciences
When did you graduate?
Why did you choose the University of Sheffield?
I chose the University of Sheffield as the course was extremely appealing to me, particularly the wide range of modules and the 3rd year placement. Additionally, I loved how the university was a central city campus but the accommodation still had that campus/community feel.
What do you think of Sheffield?
Sheffield was an amazing city to move to as a student. Everything you could need is in walking proximity, everyone is friendly and as a city it still has a community feel.
What advice would you give to prospective Health and Human Sciences students?
To make the most of being a student: both academically and socially! Don’t be afraid to ask for help, the Health and Human Sciences team are always ready to give you help and advice.
What was the most enjoyable and rewarding part of the course?
For the 3rd year work-based placement, I was lucky enough to be put in the A&E department, which gave me a huge insight into a highly demanding hospital setting, ready for my new Midwifery career. Additionally, being able to write my dissertation on something I had a huge interest made it enjoyable and incredibly rewarding.
What are you doing now?
I am now studying BSc Midwifery with Registration, at Kings College London. The course is 50% clinical placement, which is demanding but highly enjoyable. I’ve now had placements at each aspect of midwifery and absolutely love every part of it.
Do you think your degree helped (is helping you) further your career?
Without a doubt. The context of the degree gave me a broader understanding and a deeper knowledge of health and social care as a whole and developed my confidence, transferable skills and professional values. Additionally, I had huge support from the BMedSci staff in pursing the next stage of my career.
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