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Student life: June 2010

  • Keyboard Applying to shine: a CV that makes its markAnglia Ruskin University's senior midwifery lecturer Fran Galloway provides a brief guide to getting your name on that shortlist.
  • Laptop It's personalIt's important to 'sell yourself' in your application for a post, and a well-written personal statement can do just that, as University of Dundee's post-doctoral research fellow Briege M Lagan outlines.
  • Paper files Painting an individual pictureDo you want to demonstrate your personal and professional achievements in a suitable and effective way? Then why not take a read of King's College London lecturer Toni Turner's short guide to portfolio collating.
  • It's all in the presentationFor years, University of Plymouth's academic lead for midwifery Faye Doris has listened to and guided students and practitioners through their interview presentations. Here she gives a brief insight into what makes a good interview.
  • Time checking Nearly a midwifeYou wanted to be a midwife You trained for months to be a midwife You successfully completed all your assignments You carried out your clinical practice effectively What's left? You have to get through the interview!
  • Looking online Application and interview: a survival guideSo you are applying for your first post? Community midwife at Wrexham's Betsi Cadwallader University Health Board Kath Jones has drafted a step-by-step guide to surviving and succeeding in the application and interview process.
  • Flynn-Slator A passage to IndiaThames Valley University students Debra Flynn and Gemma Slator won an RCM Pampers student vision award this year, which helped them to travel to south India for their two-week elective placement. Debra talks to Midwives' Maura O'Malley about not only the differences but also the similarities in maternity care between the UK and India and what winning the award means to them.
  • Charlotte Monnelly Eagerly awaiting EthiopiaUniversity of Glamorgan student and winner of an RCM Pampers student vision award Charlotte Monnelly talks to Midwives' Maura O'Malley about how she is going to use the award to fund her upcoming elective placement at the Ketchene clinic in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • A passion for normal birthUniversity of Leeds students Shelley Lacey and Sarah Powell won a RCM Pampers student vision award this year, which helped them build on their skills and passion for normal birth by helping to fund their attendance at the Carmen Suite in Tooting, London. Maura O'Malley talks to Shelley about what the award means to them.