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Inspiration for mature students of Nursing and Midwifery

Meet students currently studying various nursing courses and find out what life experiences inspired them to pursue their chosen profession.

David Byers

Second year Adult Nursing student David Byers sat down with us to discuss his life journey and experiences that eventually led to him enrolling to study at UWE Bristol. Taking us from his beginnings in a small town in Devon, through to his work history at nursing homes and the subsequent move to Plymouth – which allowed him to achieve the necessary college qualifications to apply for University. David's story is one that anyone thinking of applying to study Nursing will find of interest.

Podcast

Listen to David Byers on SoundCloud. (Please note that SoundCloud does not support IE9. Users may wish to try Chrome, Firefox, or a recent version of IE).

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Micheline Munro

Adult Nursing student Micheline Munro tells us about her experience of studying at UWE Bristol and what led her to change career direction in her late 50s and train as a nurse. We follow her journey from leaving school at 16 and enjoying a varied office-based career and busy family life, before life events helped to change her focus and she decided to retrain and work in a more caring profession. She talks about how she has found going back to study after a number of years, the route she has taken and how she has manged to fit study around her other commitments.

Micheline’s story is particularly inspiring for anyone who has always wanted to go into Nursing but has worried about retraining. Her advice is “Just do it!”.

Podcast

Listen to Micheline on SoundCloud. (Please note that SoundCloud does not support IE9. Users may wish to try Chrome, Firefox, or a recent version of IE).

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David Hopgood

Children's Nursing student David Hopgood shares with us his background prior to studying at UWE Bristol. We discover how an unfortunate series of events led to him not taking up an offer to continue his studies at university in the late 90s. Subsequently joining the family business for the next 20 years, until involvment in a unexpected incident finally made David realise that the care sector was where he belonged. A particularly inspiring and entirely relatable story for anyone who is considering applying to come to university after a period in employment.

Podcast

Listen to David Hopgood on SoundCloud. (Please note that SoundCloud does not support IE9. Users may wish to try Chrome, Firefox, or a recent version of IE).

Find out more about BSc(Hons) Nursing (Children's)

Sarah Wheeler

Sarah discusses the influences and motivations that led to her enrolling to study midwifery at UWE Bristol. She details her career journey to date – from becoming a nanny to running her own business providing sleep training for infants – providing an insight on how these and other experiences ultimately led her to midwifery.

Podcast

Listen to Sarah Wheeler on SoundCloud. (Please note that SoundCloud does not support IE9. Users may wish to try Chrome, Firefox, or a recent version of IE).

Find out more about BSc(Hons) Midwifery

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