We set MaSH up around Christmas last year as we wanted to organise study days for all 3 cohorts at Sheffield Hallam University to encourage further learning around midwifery.
What are the aims of your society?
Our main aim is to further our passion and knowledge of midwifery.
Did you face any challenges while setting up the society?
We found that all of the paperwork required to start a society was time consuming and difficult to balance while we were on placement and had assignments due in. However as a committee we managed to complete them all in time and started to organise the fun parts!
Did fellow students and department staff welcome the idea of a midwifery society?
The lecturers have really supported MaSH, suggesting study days and helping us to get in contact with external speakers. Our peers have supported us with study days, in particular our recent Summer Ball!
What advice would you give any students thinking of starting a society?
Talk to the lecturers, and fellow students; it really helps if you have a lot up support and encouragement so get a basic committee organised which means you can delegate the paperwork etc and get started sooner.
What’s next for Midwifery at Sheffield Hallam University Society?
We’re just in the process of organising study days for the next academic year, with an event organised for each month as well as fundraising and social events throughout the year.
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