Congratulations on securing your place to study midwifery at Manchester! We're delighted that you've chosen us for the next step in your studies.

We know you'll have lots of questions about preparing for your studies and what will happen once the semester starts. You can find information relating to your level of study at the links below.

Welcome message from the Head of School

My name is Professor Kay Marshall and I have the privilege of being the Head of the School of Health Sciences in which your home Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work sits. The University is constituted of nine Schools spread across three Faculties and, of course, Health Sciences is the best School!

Our mission is to improve health through our research and teaching, and this means doing and delivering world class research and teaching. To make a difference and achieve our goals, we need great staff and students – so I am delighted that you have chosen to study with us and I hope that when you gain your qualification, you will go out into the world and improve the health of the women you are caring for.

Research-driven teaching is important in pushing our practise as healthcare professionals forward, as well as helping us solve healthcare problems and challenges. I would include inequalities of opportunity as a key challenge of our time. I am very proud of the midwifery staff and students at Manchester who have recognised the need to have midwifery teams who represent and look like the population of women they are supporting, and I would urge you all to read the book they produced called With Women: A collection of stories from Black and Asian Midwives (PDF).

I do hope you have an excellent learning experience at The University of Manchester, and that you enjoy your time with us and make the most of everything the University and ccity has to offer. So a very warm welcome to our community and we are all looking forward to seeing you on campus in the near future and teaching you next year!

With best wishes,

Kay Marshall
Vice-Dean, Head of the School of Health Sciences