Essential pre-arrival information

Disclosure and Barring Service

A condition of your entry (and continuation) onto the BMidwif (Hons) programme is for an Enhanced DBS check to take place and the disclosure be deemed satisfactory. You will be given instructions on completing your DBS check prior to your arrival at University (via the Post Office route) in your Welcome Letter.

It is extremely important that you read the guidance beforehand and understand what ID documents you must take with you. If you are unsure about your documentation, please contact the BMidwif Programme Support team via

For further information about the programme’s policies regarding DBS Checks and disclosures, please see Disclosure and Barring Service checks.

Practice placements

As a BMidwif student, you will go on a range of practice placements during your degree.

We will take into account of your term-time address and transport plans as we allocate students to placement sites. Please complete your personal details form by 31 August 2020 to ensure that we take your updated details into consideration.

You can read more about placements on the Faculty website: Midwifery placements.

Occupational Health

Your entry to and continuation on the programme is subject to satisfactory health clearance to attend both theory and practice. You will have already completed a health questionnaire and sent this to our Occupational Health department.

During the first weeks of Semester 1, you will receive details of your initial 15-minute remote health consultation. This will be followed by a 15-minute face-to-face consultation. Attendance at these consultations is mandatory and must be completed before you can go out into practice.

If you have any concerns about a health condition/issue and its impact on your ability to undertake the course, please contact the Occupational Health Department as early as possible in the application process.


Welcome timetable

Welcome will take place in the week commencing 21 September 2020. The timetable of activities can be found on the Welcome activities and events page.

Additional information

See further information including term dates, reading weeks, holidays and welcome events on the Additional information page.