laura jane edgingham

Laura Jane Edgingham

I chose Leeds because it’s a very well-respected University, the best in the UK. I wanted to become a midwife because of the interaction with people. I did caring placements at school and on Maternity wards and after exploring the profession further, I applied.

I’ve improved every year, from my confidence, my communication skills, to my clinical skills. One of my highlights has been taking an elective to work for two weeks in a Tanzanian Hospital. It was very underdeveloped and we had to wash the ants off the floor every day. Not speaking Swahili was a challenge but it really improved my communication skills!

I moved up from London and the nightlife is excellent; it’s a really fun city and famous for its nightlife. As long as you balance your work, assignments and shift work and social life, you’ll be fine!