Become a member of the Student Midwife Forum today

Deadline for video submissions is 3 December. There are 14 seats on the forum in total; two each for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and eight for England (two each for London, North, South and Midlands and East).

This year we have the following seats available for election:

  • 1 in England - North
  • 2 in England - South
  • 1 in England London
  • 2 in Northern Ireland
  • 1 in Wales    

We would like to welcome applications for Race Matters and Equality, Diversity & Inclusion champions to the Student Midwife Forum. We are working in an agile way that offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and are committed to being an inclusive student forum regardless of race religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, pregnancy, disability or gender identity.

We 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.

England - North

England - South

England London  

Edge Hill University 

Anglia Ruskin University 

City University (London) 

University of Central Lancashire 

University of Bedfordshire 

London South Bank University 

Liverpool John Moores University 

University of East Anglia 

University of West London (Berkshire Campus, Reading) 

University of Manchester 

University of Suffolk 

King’s College London 

University of Salford 

Canterbury Christ Church University

Kingston University & St George’s University of London  

University of Chester 

University of Brighton 

University of Greenwich 

Sheffield Hallam University 

University of Surrey 

University of West London (Paragon Campus) 

University of Bradford    

Bournemouth University 

University of Greenwich 

University of Huddersfield 

University of Southampton 

University of Hertfordshire 

University of York 

Oxford Brookes University 

University of West London (Paragon Campus) 

University of Hull 

University of the West of England 

University of East London

University of Cumbria 

University of Plymouth 

Middlesex University 

University of Leeds 

Buckingham New University


Northumbria University 

University of Worcester 


University of Bolton

University of Winchester


Teesside University     



University of Sunderland



University of Sheffield





Northern Ireland


University of South Wales 

Queen’s University Belfast


University of Cardiff  



Bangor University  



Swansea University  







If students are interested in this opportunity, they will need to be a student member of the RCM, be able to contribute an active role in the SMF committing to two face to face all day meetings, four 2 hourly virtual meetings per year. You may also be invited to participate in the RCM Annual Conference for 2024. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed when attending the two face to face SMF meetings. 

The group is chaired by a student midwife member and supported by RCM staff.

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

  • Wednesday 10 January 2024 (London)
  • Wednesday 18 September 2024 (Wales)
  • Annual Conference (Spring date TBC)

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

  • Wednesday 13 March 2024
  • Wednesday 1 May 2024
  • Wednesday 17 July 2024
  • Wednesday 13 November 2024

Successful candidates will also lead on webinars on the following dates between 19:00 – 20:30:

Wednesday 20 March 2024

Tuesday 23 July 2024

Tuesday 24 September 2024

Wednesday 20 November 2024

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

This year we are asking students to submit a short video clip between three minutes long explaining why they would like a seat on the Student Midwifery Forum and what they can offer to the Royal College of Midwives. All submissions will need to be submitted to [email protected] by midnight Tuesday 5 December 2023.

All applicants will need to speak with their LME and negotiate time to attend the forum meetings prior to submitting their nomination.

Successful candidates will be notified no later than by middle of December.

Please do not hesitate to contact Pri Patel if you have any queries at [email protected]