A student midwife from Robert Gordon University (RGU) has been named Britain’s leading student midwife by the Council of Deans of Health.
Mhairi McLellan won the #150Leaders award earlier this month and received her recognition during a ceremony at the Royal College of Physicians in London, along with seven over students from across the country.
“It was such an honour even to be nominated for the #150Leaders award, let alone win and I can’t thank whoever nominated me enough,” Mhairi said.
Mhairi received her award through The Student Leadership Programme, #150Leaders, as part of a Council of Deans of Health initiative that offers ways of developing leadership in future nursing, midwifery and allied health professional students.
“Even before starting the Student Leadership Programme, I decided to respond to every opportunity with a big yes. I have had some truly fantastic experiences.
“I truly believe I have found my calling in midwifery. It means so much to me to have the privilege to support women and families during such an important time in their lives.”
Mhairi’s success has come shortly after RGU’s School of Nursing and Midwifery team received Midwifery Team of the Year award at the Scottish Maternity and Midwifery Festival.
Senior Midwifery Lecturer and Lead Midwife for Education at RGU, Fiona Gibb, said: “We could not be more proud of Mhairi who deserves every accolade coming her way. It is an incredible achievement simply to be one of the #150Leaders, but to be named as the country’s top midwifery student shows outstanding leadership skills that will see her flourish as she progresses in her career.”
Image courtesy of Council of Deans of Health.
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