Your SMF members: 

England

Contact details: [email protected] 

"As a Student Midwife Forum member, I am eager to advocate for my fellow student midwives. Every generation of midwives faces different challenges. The Royal College of Midwives will always represent our profession – I look forward to working hard to make sure student midwife voices are heard within it."


Contact details: [email protected]

"I'm so delighted to have received a seat within the Student Midwife Forum. As students, we live and breathe midwifery. Therefore, it is important we not only advocate and support each person that comes into our care but our fellow student midwives. I will ensure to take an active role in discussion and debate, to support and advocate for students. As well as to be a part of the change midwifery needs. If you have anything at all you'd like to discuss, ask, or feedback - do let me know!"

Contact details: [email protected]

"Although we spent much of the year physically apart from our friends and families, student midwives, across the nation, came together to continue to provide care and support for birthing people and each other. As part of the SMF, I will proactively engage and listen to all RCM student members, to provide support and empowerment through these uncertain and unprecedented times. As the advocate and activist Helen Keller said: 'Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much'."

Contact details: [email protected] 

"I look forward to representing London, and bringing our issues to the forefront during these difficult times."

Northern Ireland

Contact details: [email protected]

“My name is Shauna McCabe, I am a midwifery student at Queen’s University, Belfast, currently in my first year. I am passionate about mental health issues and am keen to use my position as a member of the Student Midwife Forum to advocate for my fellow students, and for service users, to support their mental health. I plan to use my leadership and communication skills to help put Northern Ireland on the map!”

Contact details: [email protected]

"My name is Melanie and I am delighted to be one of the Northern Irish representatives on the RCM Student Midwife Forum. I am excited to work with my peers from other parts of the United Kingdom to ensure that the next generation of midwives has a voice within the Royal College of Midwives. Please get in touch if I can be of assistance - I would love to hear from you!"

Scotland

Contact details: [email protected]

"I believe that, while our lives at home might be very different, our experiences as student midwives bond us in ways that few others understand. I think our differences and unique experiences make us stronger, and that they should be shared, celebrated and empowering.

"I can't wait to get to know more student midwives across Scotland and the rest of the UK, listen to their stories and advocate for them, as they advocate for others."

Contact details: [email protected]

"I am really pleased to have a seat on the SMF representing Scotland. I wanted to join as I am passionate about the representation of students in the wider midwifery community. I feel the best way to respect someone is to listen to them, and we feel most respected when we feel heard.

"I am here to represent you and amplify your voice, so please don't hesitate to get in touch.­"

Wales

Contact details: [email protected]

"It is an honour to represent Wales and take a seat on the RCM Student Forum. It is with great importance to me to ensure that my fellow students have a voice, and vow to listen and respect all opinions, ideas and issues that are highlighted and brought to my attention. I am excited to start the role and can’t wait to support you all! Please don’t hesitate to get into contact me with anything you would like brought up and addressed!"

Contact details: [email protected]

"I am truly honoured to be elected into one of the seats for Wales. It is my passion to speak up and be involved in change for student midwives and the future of midwifery. While being on the Student Midwife Forum, I aim to ensure all students have equality and informed choice, as well as the women in our care.

"I am looking forward to working with all the other members of the forum to support and encourage the midwives of the future."

How does RCM Student Midwives Forum engage with Student members?

The SMF are there for you and to be a voice for all student midwives. The elected members speak for you at national level and keep the RCM accountable when it comes to advocating for you. The best way to engage with the SMF is to get in touch with your local representative and share your experience as a student midwife. This information will be escalated through the SMF and RCM and will influence our collective work to improve the experience of students and members throughout their studies and into practice. 

You can also: 

  • View updates from the SMF in the Student newsletter which is emailed to all RCM student members every first Wednesday of the month.
  • Follow @RCM_SMF
  • As a student member you will receive newsletters and can access free events delivered by the RCM

Meeting dates for 2022: 

  • Tuesday 18 January
  • Tuesday 12 April
  • Tuesday 19 July
  • Wednesday 21 September 

The Student Midwife Forum Terms of Reference provide further detail on what will be required of you if you are successfully elected to the forum. 

Further information

For further information about the RCM SMF, contact RCM Wales National Officer, Vicky Richards at: [email protected] or by calling 0300 303 0444.

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