Become a member of the Student Midwife Forum

on 11 October 2022 SMF - Student Midwives Forum Student midwives Midwifery Midwives RCM

We are pleased to announce that the nominations for student midwife elections to the RCM Student Midwife Forum (SMF) are open!

The SMF is there for student midwives and to be a voice for all student midwives. The elected members speak for you at national level and work with staff at the RCM when it comes to advocating for you.

This year the SMF have the following seats available for election:
2 in Scotland
1 in Wales
2 in England North
2 in London
2 in England Midlands and East
1 in England South

The SMF recognise that to truly represent student midwives from all over the UK, they themselves need to be a diverse and inclusive forum. To ensure they have a diverse forum, they are especially interested in receiving applicants from sections of the community which are currently underrepresented within the forum, including applicants who identify as Black, Asian & Ethnic heritage.

In addition to this the SMF would also like to appoint two of its elected members as Race Matters and Equality, Diversity & Inclusion champions. If Race, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are areas of midwifery that you would like to help the RCM and the SMF improve on, please include this in your application.

This year we are asking students to submit their manifesto in a short video format (between 3-5 minutes) explaining why they would like a seat on the SMF and what they can offer to the RCM. This can be recorded on your mobile phone and emailed to [email protected].

The deadline for all submissions is Monday November 7, 2022. The video clips will be reviewed by a panel and successful candidates will be notified by the end of November.

Download the Terms of Reference

Take a look at the below video, by SMF rep Lisa Rollinson, sharing some top tips for writing a manifesto. 


Please can we ask you to share this opportunity widely with your students. 

Please do not hesitate to contact Pri Patel if you have any queries.

The dates for the SMF face to face meetings next year are fixed and will be held on;

  • Tuesday 17 January 2023 (London)
  • Tuesday 11 July 2023 (Wales)
  • Annual Conference Autumn (date TBC)

Virtual meetings to be held between 10:00 – 12:00 on the following days:

  • Tuesday 14 March 2023
  • Wednesday 17 May 2023
  • Wednesday 6 September 2023
  • Tuesday 21 November 2023

Attendance to all the above meetings is mandatory so please ensure you are able commit to these dates prior to applying.