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Celebrating International Day of the Midwife

5 May 2024

A career in midwifery brings with it unique rewards, allowing you to support families during some of the most important moments of their lives.

Here at ARU we've been training midwives for more than 25 years. As well as our BSc (Hons) Midwifery degree, we offer post-registration and CPD courses. We also conduct research and offer free drop-in services to parents. Read more about midwifery at ARU, and hear from our student midwives, below.

A student listening to the womb on a pregnancy simulator model, with a tutor in the background Hear more from Louise

Midwifery at ARU

What can you expect from our midwifery degree at ARU? Lecturer Dr Louise Jenkins tells us more about placements, facilities and what makes a good midwife.

A nurse looking out of a hospital window pensively

Midwifery research

Our researchers are examining health inequalities and pregnancy outcomes, infant feeding and sleeping practices, and the wellbeing of nurses and midwives in the NHS.

Read about current research projects
Health visitor speaking to a new parent

Community support

In Cambridge, we offer a free support hub for parents who want to find out more about breastfeeding. It's a welcoming space staffed by health professionals and midwifery students.

Find out more about the Hub

Hear from our students

Why I chose to study midwifery

Chloe talks about what inspired her to study midwifery, what she loves about her course at ARU, and what's involved in the job.

Read Chloe's blog

Hands-on learning in the skills lab

Casey takes us on a tour of a skills lab at ARU, and some of the specialist equipment that helps prepare students to go on placement.

Hear more from Casey

Making the most of placements

Beth blogs about her experiences on placement, which have included being present for births and working on the neonatal ward.

Follow Beth on placement
Interested in studying midwifery? Find out more at one of our Open Days