Student midwife wins top #150Leaders award
The Council of Deans of Health has named second-year student midwife Mhairi McLellan at Robert Gordon University (RGU) as Britain’s leading student midwife.
Mhairi won the Top #150Leaders Midwife award earlier this month, at a ceremony held at the Royal College of Physicians in London.
She was joined by seven fellow students from across the country who were also celebrating having successfully taken part in the #150Leaders Student Leadership Programme.
The programme is an initiative by the Council of Deans that offers innovative ways for developing leadership in future healthcare professionals.
It’s targeted at 150 students of nursing, midwifery and allied health professional courses across the UK, the programme offers exposure to leadership training, networking and mentoring.
Mhairi said: ‘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.’
As one of the #150Leaders Mhairi said: ‘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 have spoken at conferences, written for midwifery journals, I became the co-editor and curator of a blog and a journal aimed at student midwives on the All4Maternity platform, and so much more. It keeps me very busy, but I love being involved in so many things that support other student midwives.’
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.’
Photo courtesy of Council of Deans of Health: Mhairi with the RCM’s head of education and learning Carmel Lloyd