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ARU Blogs — Casey

Midwifery student Casey Maher

Faculty:Health, Medicine and Social Care

School:School of Nursing and Midwifery

Course: BSc (Hons) Midwifery

Hi everyone! My name is Casey, I am a first-year student midwife at ARU's Cambridge campus.

In September 2020, I moved from Ireland to venture out from home and start my journey to becoming a midwife. I moved over here during difficult times, with Covid in full swing, but am sure I have taken as many opportunities as I could to meet new friends and enjoy beautiful Cambridge!

Since starting my studies at ARU, my passion for midwifery has grown immensely and I couldn’t be happier to be following the path that I am.

Here I plan to share my journey as I navigate my way through uni life. I hope to give an insight in to the life of a student midwife and open your eyes to things I wish I knew before starting.

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11 April 2022

Midwifery is a very skilful profession, requiring us to determine the well-being of both mum and baby through these skills. In ARU, we are lucky to have extremely realistic props and equipment to prepare us best for placement. Read more…

19 November 2021

Midwifery, what a phenomenal career to work in. Being welcomed in to such a monumental moment for families, that they will go on to never forget. Every birth witnessed becomes more and more magical… Read more…

19 November 2021

University is hard work. You are working towards a career you always aspired for. It requires long hours of reading, late hours writing essays and early morning lectures. Never mind the added hours for those of us in the healthcare sector. Placement hours, skills sessions… Read more…

11 August 2021

It’s no lie to say it’s been a tough year for everybody. But those who have been present working or studying within the NHS during these times can stand by me saying this was a complete challenge. Starting a degree during this time added a weight to the load. Read more…


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