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Midwifery student shortlisted for Outstanding Student Midwife Award

08 February 2013

Lisa Cecere, a second-year Midwifery student has been shortlisted for a prestigious scholarship award, run by national nursing charity Cavell Nurses Trust and is now in line to win the Outstanding Student Midwife Award.

Cavell Nurses' Trust, set up in memory of World War 1 nurse Edith Cavell following her execution in 1915, launched the Scholarship Awards in 2012 with the aim of recognising exceptional student nurses and midwives in the United Kingdom.

Speaking of what inspired her to study Midwifery at LSBU, said: "Given the competitiveness that surrounds Midwifery training, I considered myself very lucky in the first place to have managed to secure a place with one of the best providers of Midwifery education in London.

"My background is in international development - I saw how crucial it is for women to have access to the continuing support that gives them the self-confidence and energy to fight for the betterment of their lives. I felt my own dedication should be to the promotion of women's health and women's rights. That is how I realised that I would be a much more useful encourager and enabler of women's development with more specific, practical skills and knowledge, so I decided to train to become a Midwife."

Elaborating on her experience at LSBU so far, Lisa added: "I feel so fortunate to be part of my cohort of students. We are a very diverse group of women both in age and backgrounds and each one of us brings a different interesting angle to the table.

"Each and every one of the tutors who have been involved in my training has been competent, friendly and approachable - but most importantly exceptionally dedicated to our learning. Having had academic experiences before, I found the academic environment here to be genuinely supportive."

Lisa will undergo a final interview with a judging panel, consisting of experienced Nursing and Midwifery professionals, on 8 February. If successful, Lisa will be presented with a scholarship worth £1500 at an awards ceremony at Fishmongers Hall in London on 21 March.

We are proud that Lisa has been shortlisted for the Outstanding Student Midwife Award and wish her the best of luck at her final interview. Lisa's nomination for this award is another accolade for Midwifery at LSBU and reinforces our current NHS London status as the leading provider of Midwifery education in London.

Judith Jackson, Head of Midwifery Education
 
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