Welcome activities and events

Your first course-specific welcome event will take place on Monday 21 September. You'll be able to sign up to various university-level welcome events for the rest of the week.

Further course-specific events will take place in the week beginning Monday 28 September.

We will be in touch with further details about your course-specific welcome events. In the meantime, you can browse a summary of BMidwif events below.

Week 1 – 21 to 25 September

Monday 21 September

9:15am to 9:45am 
School/Division welcome
Format: Pre-recorded online session

09:45 to 10:30am
Welcome to the BMidwif and getting started
Format: Live online session

12pm to 1pm
Welcome drop-in and picnic
Format: Face to face

1pm to 2pm
Free time
Use this time to get to know others in your group. You might meet your lifelong midwifery buddy today!

2pm to 3pm
Introduction to academic advisement and programme and student support
Format: Live online session

Week 2 – 28 September to 2 October

Monday 28 September

9am to 10:30am
Programme overview
Format: Live online session
Includes attendance requirements, online etiquette, planning for success and general housekeeping.

11am to 12pm
Introduction to BAPC
Format: Live online session

1pm to 2pm
Virtual drop-in session
Format: Live online session

2pm to 3pm
Introduction to clinical placements
Format: Live online session

3pm to 4pm
Meet the students Q&A
Format: Live online session

Tuesday 29 September

9am to 10am
Independent study
Online reading – student handbook and course unit guides.

10am to 10:30am
Orientation to online learning
Format: Pre-recorded online session

10:30am to 11am
Introduction to library services
Format: Pre-recorded online session

11am to 12pm
Introduction to PASS and lunch
Format: Live online session

1pm to 1:30pm
How will your Academic Advisor support you?
Format: Live online session

2pm to 3pm
Virtual drop-in session
Format: Live online session

3pm to 4pm
Anatomy and physiology quiz
Format: Pre-recorded online session

Wednesday 30 September

9am to 9:30am
Independent study
Online reading – NMC publications, the Code and NHS Constitution.

9:30am to 12pm
Nursing and midwifery fair
Format: Mixture of pre-recorded and live online sessions.
Virtual stalls including NURSOC, MIDSOC, Work the World, Unison, RCN, RCM and publishers.

2pm to 3pm
Uniform fittings
Format: Live online session

Thursday 1 October

10am to 11am
Independent study
Watch skills video on Blackboard.

11am to 12pm
Personal safety and wellbeing
Format: Live online session

1pm to 2pm
Theory of basic life support
Format: Live online session

2pm to 3pm
Theory of moving and handling
Format: Live online session

3pm to 4pm
Virtual drop-in session
Format: Live online session

Friday 2 October

9am to 10am
Independent study
Sign student charter and explore NHS core skills requirements

10am to 11am
Student support
Format: Live online session

11am to 12pm
Academic Advisor group meetings
Format: Live online session

1pm to 2pm
Introduction to professional midwifery practice
Format: Pre-recorded online session

2pm to 3pm
Virtual drop-in session
Format: Live online session

3pm to 5pm
Independent study
Handwashing video and simulated experience