Transitioning from student to newly qualified midwife

The transition from student midwife to newly qualified midwife can be a challenging and overwhelming time. Many students report feeling underprepared for qualification and becoming autonomous practitioners. It is so important that students receive the support and supervision they need to better prepare for that big leap.  This webinar hosted by the RCM student midwife forum will explored what is necessary to better support students and newly qualified midwives through this time. The speaker panel drew from experts in education and clinical practice to discuss ways to experience a smooth transition, their top tips, and whether the new standards will impact this journey. 


Chair: Renée Bull, SMF member

Sara Cottenden, Registered Midwife

Fiona Gibb, Head of Education, Royal College of Midwives

Jennifer Kwarteng, 3rd year Student Midwife, De Montfort University

Cerian Llewellyn, Risk and Governance Midwife, Hywel Dda University Health Board

Tina South, Lead Midwife for Education, Liverpool John Moores University

Speaker biographies