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Midwifery (3 year) BSc (Hons)

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Overview

The aim of this course is to produce midwifery practitioners who are fit for practice, fit for purpose and fit for award. The contribution that midwives make to both the public and women's health agendas is integral to the educational programme.

7 reasons to study here

Professional accreditation: Approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Professional links: We are affiliated with world-renowned teaching hospitals and Trusts in London and the South East.
Achieving excellence: Ranked No.2 London Modern University for Learning Opportunities, Academic Support, Student Voice and Overall satisfaction in Nursing (National Student Survey 2017) .
Happy students: No.1 London modern university in the UK for Satisfied overall with course in Health Professions (Guardian League Table 2018).
Career prospects: 95% of students are in employment or studying six months after graduating, UNISTATS 2017
Work experience: In the final phase of the course you are given the opportunity to do one week's rostered service to develop your practical skills by being the lead professional in the care of low risk women.
Dedicated facilities: We have a real-time labour ward that is set up to simulate the range of delivery environments available to labouring women.

This degree course covers...

The main focus of the course is the promotion of normality, i.e. the framing of childbirth as a normal physiological process which the majority of women will undergo in their lifetime. The course also acknowledges that a number of women have more complex needs where technological help will be needed.

You are expected to achieve the theoretical and practice standards stipulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to enable you to perform the 'Activities of a Midwife' (NMC 2004) within the context of promoting normality, using preventative measures, detecting complications, accessing appropriate assistance and carrying out emergency measures in the absence of medical aid.

On graduation, a wide range of midwifery opportunities are available, including education (practice development midwife, midwifery lecturer or lecturer-practitioner), research and management. Specialising in an area such as home birthing, breast feeding advice, labour ward supervision or ante-natal screening are all popular options.

Accreditations

Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
Full-time
Duration
3 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus

Case studies

  • Real-time Labour Ward

    Real-time Labour Ward

    Our Real-time Labour Ward provides an environment that is realistic but safe, allowing midwifery students to gradually become confident in their skills.

  • Maria Yunusa, alumna, BSc Midwifery graduate

    Maria Yunusa, alumna, BSc Midwifery graduate

    Maria Yunusa feels the support she received during her time at LSBU helped her to start the career she always wanted.

Modules

Methods of assessment for course overall: 62% coursework

Year 1

  • Introduction to life sciences
    This module introduces the functioning of the human body. It focuses on macro-systems, considering structure and function of all systems at a preliminary level to equip nursing/midwifery students with necessary underpinning knowledge to inform first year nursing/midwifery practice. You will be introduced to essential concepts such as organisation of the body, homeostasis, anatomy and physiology. Emphasis at this stage is on breadth of knowledge. You are supported in your learning with extensive use of tools such as e-learning, workbooks and key lectures. 
  • Foundation skills in midwifery
    The module introduces the core skills in preparation for entering the practice learning environment. Core clinical skills, professional behaviour and effective communication skills will be developed to underpin safe midwifery practice. Using safe, simulated environments, blended learning and independent learning opportunities, you will be supported to integrate knowledge, practical ability and professional attitudes in promoting quality midwifery care. 
  • Introduction to psycho-social perspectives of childbearing and childbirth
    This module introduces sociological and psychological theories as a foundation for understanding people's behaviour and experiences, within the context of normal pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period. Antonovsky's salutogenic model will be introduced and developed as a model for understanding maternal health and well-being. The emerging public health role of the midwife is introduced. As a public health topic, an introduction to the importance of breastfeeding is examined. 
  • Understanding the art and science of midwifery
    This module develops an applied understanding of the anatomy and physiology relevant to the pre-conception, pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period. This module prepares you for the role of the midwife throughout pre-conception, pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period. 
  • Practice-based assessment 1
    This is a work-based learning module where students will be given academic credit for clinical practice and the safe and successful achievement of NMC midwifery proficiencies in practice. This will be supervised and facilitated by the clinical sign off mentor and personal tutor. You are required to present two reflective accounts, one formative and one summative, demonstrating how care was delivered safely and appropriately within the context of the theoretical modules studied. 
  • Protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding
    This is a work-based/practice module gives credit for clinical practice. The module will enable you to critique the many facets that impact upon successful breastfeeding. The module supports the principles and practice standards of the Baby Friendly Initiative. You are expected to gain knowledge, skills and understanding required to support parents who wish to breastfeed and to consider how the wider social and cultural context impacts upon this choice. 

Year 2

  • Midwifery care of the compromised neonate
    This module prepares you for your role in supporting women, their partners and families when complications arise in the fetus and neonate. Developmental and nutritional needs of the neonate will be explored. Provision of midwifery care will include skills required for supporting transitional care, special and high dependency care of the compromised neonate. Application of best available evidence to practice will be reinforced to enhance provision of care. 
  • Midwifery pharmacology and medicine management
    This module will develop the principles of pharmacology. It will explore a variety of legal, professional and ethical issues relating to midwives and medicines management.
  • Practice-based assessment 2
    This is a work-based module focusing upon women-centred care, client management and autonomous thinking. You will demonstrate the application of management concepts and skills. You will explore a variety of issues covering any aspect of midwifery care. The module will focus on the empowerment of women through evidence based practice including the promotion of normality, infant feeding focusing on breast feeding, professional, legal and ethical issues. You will be encouraged to develop your own skills in managing individual cases/caseloads under the direction of a clinical sign off mentor supported by the lecturer practitioner. 
  • Public health role of the midwife
    This module will support the consolidation of knowledge, skills and attitudes required for contemporary midwifery practice. It will further enhance the development of skills to promote and protect health and well-being in individuals, communities and populations. You will develop an informed understanding of the public health role of the midwife. 
  • Research methods and use of evidence
    This module will introduce you to the diverse and innovative approaches to research methodologies through which you will gain knowledge and understanding of the central place of research in nursing/midwifery practice. The module will equip you with the knowledge to draw on research and research methodologies in order to locate, review and evaluate research findings to enhance evidence- based practice across all fields of nursing. The module content has been systematically designed to enable you develop analytical skills to further deepen your knowledge and improve your practice. Delivery of the module will combine classroom sessions with group seminar activities and electronic activities on blackboard. 
  • A framework to support transparency in practice
    This module utilises the supportive framework of statutory supervision, clinical governance and law and ethics in order promote transparency in clinical practice, thereby protecting the public. Statutory supervision of midwives, clinical governance issues and key related issues such as the place of practice protocols, NICE guidelines, NMC and NHS Trust guidelines, records, record keeping will be examined. The three themes of personal, academic and professional development are nurtured through the exploration of current debates regarding practice. You are encouraged to critique the literature and promote evidence based practice. 

Year 3

  • Leadership, managing and empowering in midwifery
    This module provides the theoretical underpinnings of leadership and management within a midwifery context. This enables you to recognise the importance of leadership and management in the planning and provision of care within maternity services. You will be supported to apply professional, ethical and legal aspects of care in the empowerment of staff and clients/mothers/families. The provision of midwifery care using case load models will be evaluated. 
  • Clinical emergency management in maternity care
    This module will focus on selected problems which are classified as acute obstetric emergencies. Situations which challenge Antonovsky's theories of childbirth as a physiologically normal event will be explored. This module will review the evidence base and models of care in response to maternal critical care needs. 
  • Independent study
    The module provides a learning environment in which you are empowered to reflect on knowledge and competences for safe and effective practice, critically review clinical practice through enquiry based learning. This will take the form of a systematic literature review of three articles on a specific area of maternity health care practice chosen by you and justified in your rationale.
  • Practice-based assessment 3
    This is a work-based module focusing upon women-centred care and client individual/group management. You will demonstrate the application of management concepts and skills in an autonomous manner. You should explore a variety of issues covering any aspect of midwifery care. The module will focus on the empowerment of women through evidence based practice and will include priorities of care, the promotion of normality, infant feeding particularly breast feeding, professional, legal and ethical issues. You will be encouraged to develop your own skills in managing individual cases/caseloads and liaising with the multi-professional team under the direction of a clinical mentor and the lecturer practitioner. 
  • Complex needs in childbirth
    This module will develop the ability to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate care for women with complex needs. The module provides an in-depth understanding of the range of complex factors which can potentially affect the health and well-being of the mother during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period. 
  • Normal midwifery practice
    This module has been designed to explore the: physical, psychological, cultural and socio-economic factors that influence normality in midwifery, from the perspective of: the woman, the midwife, the organisation, the political agenda, policy and professional guidance. The module provides a consolidation and reflection on the role of the midwife in providing normal midwifery care.

Employability

Midwifery as a career

Many graduates take their first posts as qualified practitioners in the NHS Trusts and hospitals where they gained experience during their training. The degree enhances employability through its emphasis on a vocational approach to teaching, leading to a professional qualification and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

The majority of roles are in the NHS, although there are opportunities at private hospitals, clinics and abroad. Day-to-day the work can be varied, as midwives have a range of responsibilities. Providing advice to women and their families; diagnosing, monitoring and examining women during pregnancy and co-ordinating with other professionals and agencies are all typical activities. There are also opportunities to enter education such as; practice development midwife, midwifery lecturer or lecturer-practitioner, research and management.

Recent graduates have become specialist midwives in teenage pregnancy, HIV, and smoking cessation counselling, whilst others have gone on to work in children's centres or become consultant midwives.

Interpersonal skills and salary

Being able to keep a calm head under pressure is essential, as are excellent people skills and good physical and mental stamina. Due to the nature of the work, many midwives do shift work around the clock, including weekends and bank holidays. Salaries in the NHS start around £21,000 – with experienced midwives earning up to £34,500 and midwifery consultants earning up to £67,000. (National Careers Service)

Professional Development

As a graduate from this course, you will be able to apply for further study at postgraduate level. LSBU runs a part-time MSc Midwifery and Excellence in Practice which is suitable for graduates with a minimum of one year professional practice experience. Find out more about this course through our online CPPD prospectus.

LSBU Employability Service

We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018

LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search.

As an LSBU student you have access to the Employability Service and its resources during your time here and for two years after you graduate.

Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or a placement/internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the career you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:

  • Direct engagement from employers who come in to network with students
  • Job Shop – daily drop in service to help with, tailoring CVs, cover letters and applications, sourcing online resource, mock interviews and general job searching. One to one appointments for further support also available
  • Mentoring and work shadowing schemes
  • Higher education achievement report - The HEAR is designed to encourage a more sophisticated approach to recording student achievement, which acknowledges fully the range of opportunities that LSBU offers to our students.
    It pulls into one certificate: Module grades, Course descriptions, Placements, LSBU verified extra-curricular activities
  • Employability workshops - delivered free to students all year round on a variety of related topics
  • Careers fairs throughout the year to really focus your thoughts on a career after university

Find out about any of these services by visiting our student employability page

Placements

Time spent on placement

During the course you will spend 50% of your time involved in academic study and 50% in clinical practice within a broad variety of healthcare settings. A clinical practice placement allows you to put theory into practice by working with a range of health professionals in clinical situations to develop the skills, knowledge and experience required to become a competent midwife.  Although sometimes initially challenging, practice learning is one of the most interesting and exciting aspects of learning to be a midwife.

Clinical settings

At LSBU you will experience a variety of clinical settings such as NHS acute Trusts, community placements, independent sector and voluntary sector organisations. 

We are proud to partner with: 

  • University College London Hospitals
  • Queen's Hospital
  • Whipps Cross Hospital
  • King George Hospital

Support from a mentor

Whilst in the clinical placement we ensure our midwifery students receive continuous support and guidance from a dedicated mentor and practice learning teams made up of lecturers and practitioners.

Staff

Dr Sarah Church

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Adult Nursing and Midwifery
Job title: Associate Professor in Midwifery

Dr Sarah Church is an experienced midwife, educator and researcher. She is in a joint appointment with LSBU and Barts Health NHS Trust.


Sarah Esegbona-Adeigbe

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Adult Nursing and Midwifery
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Sarah trained as registered nurse at the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, qualifying in 1992, and completed midwifery training at St Thomas' and Guy's Hospitals in 1994. Sarah's specialist interests are culture and childbirth, female genital cutting, sickle cell and thalassaemia and high-risk pregnancy surveillance.


Dr Louise Terry

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Adult Nursing and Midwifery
Job title: Reader in Law and Ethics

Dr Louise Terry is Reader in Law and Ethics, and specialises in teaching health and social care law and ethics. She has particular interest in withholding and withdrawing medical treatment, resource allocation, nursing wisdom, public administration and professional practice.


Facilities

Real-time labour ward

Our midwifery students have a real-time labour ward that is set up to simulate the range of delivery environments available to labouring women. The students can rehearse dealing with emergencies in a simulated setting.

SimMan, SimBaby and SimMom

The nursing and midwifery wards have simulator mannequins: SimMan, SimBaby and SimMom. These life-size mannequins are computer controlled and can be programmed with various clinical conditions. These are operated by a computer in real-time and so respond to a student's actions. They also allow students to see the outcome of specific interventions in certain scenarios, which could make the patient better or deteriorate quite quickly.

The mannequins are used to teach students how to recognise clinical signs, and to also associate those clinical signs with the actions they are taking to care for the patient.  SimMan can be male or converted to female with fully accurate anatomy and can breathe, blink, sweat, speak and groan in pain as well as have a pulse. Read more about SimMan.

  • Real-time Labour Ward

    Real-time Labour Ward

    Our Real-time Labour Ward provides an environment that is realistic but safe, allowing midwifery students to gradually become confident in their skills.

  • Nursing skills labs

    Nursing skills labs

    Our realistic wards and lifelike mannequins allow students, NHS trusts and businesses to practice skills in a safe environment supported by experts.

  • SimMan

    SimMan

    The School of Health and Social Care uses a variety of mannequins to help students learn clinical skills in a simulated care environment in laboratories.

Teaching and learning

Percentage of time spent in different learning activities
Lectures and seminars Self-directed study Work-based placements
Year 1 15% 44% 41%
Year 2 15% 43% 42%
Year 3 15% 45%40%

Entry requirements

  • A Level BBB and 5 GCSEs A*-C including Maths, English and Science or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above); or;
  • BTEC National Diploma DDM and GCSEs Maths, English and Science A*-C (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above) or equivalent; or;
  • Access to HE qualifications with 24 Distinctions and 21 Merits and GCSEs Maths, English and Science A*-C (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above) or equivalent; or;
  • NVQ Level 3 in Care with at least one year of relevant work experience and GCSEs Maths, English and Science A*-C (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above) or equivalent; or;
  • Equivalent level 3 qualifications worth 122 UCAS points and GCSEs Maths, English and Science A*-C (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above) or equivalent.

We welcome qualifications from around the world. 

Attributes and values

Midwifery is a very competitive career and it is important you make a high quality application to us. Here are some tips on what attributes, skills and values we are ideally looking for in an LSBU midwifery student:

  • Meet the required entry requirements for the LSBU midwifery course
  • Has a good understanding of basic numeracy and literacy skills
  • Impeccable communication, caring and helping skills
  • Able to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Reliable, patient and understanding
  • Motivated
  • Dedicated to a career in midwifery and fully comprehends the responsibilities of the role

Interviews and assessments

As part of the selection process, you'll be expected to undertake a computer based assessment on campus which identifies your attributes for nursing and gives you an indication of various scenarios you might face. You'll also be asked to complete an interview and numeracy and literacy test. Strong numeracy and literacy skills are essential for nursing students.

Download and practice our sample tests:

If offered a place, you must successfully complete both a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) and occupational health check, and provide proof of ordinary residency requirements and satisfactory references. A valid passport is required for enrolment purposes.

English language

Those whom English is not their first language must achieve a minimum score of 7.0 overall or equivalent with not less than 7.0 in the listening and reading sections and not less than 7.0 in the writing and speaking sections for the International English Language Test Score (IELTS) at the time of application.

How to apply

Instructions for Home/EU applicants
Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode
Full-time
Duration
3 years
Start date
September
Application code
B720
Application method

All full-time undergraduate students apply to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply webpage for undergraduate students.

Five stages to your application

  1. Attend an Open Day
  2. Apply to us through UCAS
  3. Write your personal statement and use this as a tool to illustrate why you are right for the course
  4. Take the numeracy tests
  5. Prepare for your interview

Personal statements

Remember the personal statement is extremely important. This is essentially a selling tool on why you are right for the course. The personal statement is taken into consideration when shortlisting applicants for interview. Download our Personal Statement Guide (PDF File 160 KB).

Numeracy assessment

If your application has been successfully shortlisted you will be invited to take a numeracy test.

Read our numeracy test page for important information about the test and to help you prepare.

Interviews

If you have successfully completed the numeracy test you will be invited, through UCAS Track, to attend an interview at a given time and date.

Read our interview page for important information about this stage and to help you prepare.

You will also need to complete a Declaration of character and conduct form (PDF File 166 KB) and the Interview declaration form (PDF File 44 KB) and bring these with you to your interview.

Preliminary fee assessment

At your interview we start the process of checking your eligibility for NHS funding.

In order for us to ascertain your eligibility for NHS funding, download the Preliminary Fee Assessment Form (PDF File 155 KB), complete and bring it with you to the interview. Also, ensure you bring along your evidence as noted in the letter which will enable us to assess your residency status.

Fees and funding

Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursary Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

The fee shown is for 2017/18 entry.

Year of study   Fee
Year 1 Full-time UK/EU £9,250.00
Year 2 Full-time UK/EU £9,250.00
Year 3 Full-time UK/EU £9,250.00
Total £27,750.00

For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for undergraduate students.

Recent changes to funding of Health and Social Care courses

If you’re starting a pre-registration undergraduate course in nursing, midwifery or allied healthcare in September 2017 you’ll be eligible to apply for tuition fee loans via Student Finance England, as NHS bursaries will no longer be available.

In the following video Professor Warren Turner, Dean of our School of Health and Social Care, answers some of the questions you may have around funding and financial support.

Funding for students with existing undergraduate degrees

Students who have previously studied another undergraduate degree may be eligible to apply for a tuition fee loan for a second undergraduate degree in nursing, midwifery and allied healthcare. More information is available by reading the Council of Deans of Health page.

Further information

Download our fees and funding guide (PDF File 139 KB) which details the financial support now available to you.

The Funding Clinic on the Council of Deans of Health web pages is also a useful resource and will provide information tailored to your circumstances.

Students who have previously studied another undergraduate degree may be eligible to apply for a tuition fee loan for a second undergraduate degree in nursing, midwifery and allied healthcare. More information is available by reading the Council of Deans of Health page.

Possible fee changes

Current regulatory proposals suggest that institutions will be permitted to increase fee levels in line with inflation up to a specified fee cap. Specifically, LSBU may be permitted to increase its fees for new and existing Home and EU undergraduate students from 2017/18 onwards. The University reserves
the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any governmental guidance or decisions.

Scholarships

We offer students considerable financial help through scholarships, bursaries, charitable funds, loans and other financial support. Many of our scholarships are given as direct tuition fee discounts and we encourage all eligible students to apply for our Access Bursary. New home full-time undergraduate
students meeting eligibility criteria could receive a £1,000 cash bursary by joining us in the 2017/18 academic year. Find out more about all our scholarships and fee discounts for undergraduate students.

Case studies

Select a case study and read about practical project work, students' placement experiences, research projects, alumni career achievements and what it’s really like to study here from the student perspective.

  • Real-time Labour Ward

    Real-time Labour Ward

    Our Real-time Labour Ward provides an environment that is realistic but safe, allowing midwifery students to gradually become confident in their skills.

  • Maria Yunusa, alumna, BSc Midwifery graduate

    Maria Yunusa, alumna, BSc Midwifery graduate

    Maria Yunusa feels the support she received during her time at LSBU helped her to start the career she always wanted.

  • Lisa Cecere, BSc (Hons) Midwifery

    Lisa Cecere, BSc (Hons) Midwifery

    Lisa Cecere is currently in her second year of the three year BSc (Hons) Midwifery degree here at LSBU.

  • Nursing skills labs

    Nursing skills labs

    Our realistic wards and lifelike mannequins allow students, NHS trusts and businesses to practice skills in a safe environment supported by experts.

  • SimMan

    SimMan

    The School of Health and Social Care uses a variety of mannequins to help students learn clinical skills in a simulated care environment in laboratories.

Prepare to start

The following information is for applicants once you have been successful at interview and have been offered a place on your chosen course.

Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) and Declaration of character and conduct form

You are required to complete a declaration at your interview and declare any previous convictions, cautions, warnings or reprimands. After the interview you will also be asked to complete a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) (formerly known as the Criminal Records Bureau or CRB). Have a look at our DBS process for applicants and Declaration of Character and Conduct information to find out more.

To check the categories as identified by the DBS as being filtered and will therefore not be included in any criminal record certificate issued by the DBS look at the filtering rules for the criminal record check certificates. For more information please read our DBS FAQs.

To complete the DBS application and get your ID documents checked, please follow the steps below:

Step 1:

Please complete the online DBS application and ensure you refer to the corresponding DBS course title (PDF File 462 KB) when completing your application, to ensure we can track your application.

Organisation: LSBUHSC
Password: london2013

If you already have a DBS certificate and are part of the DBS update service, we need to see the hard copy of your DBS certificate. You’ll also need to e-mail hscdbsoh@lsbu.ac.uk the details below so that we can perform a status check on the update service website:

  • Your DBS certificate number
  • Your name as it is on the DBS certificate
  • Your date of birth

Step 2:

Once you have completed this process, please ensure you bring three accepted ID documents so we can verify your application. You can visit the Southwark Student Help Desk in the K2 building during working hours, Monday-Friday (9am-11am, 1pm-4pm). No appointment is needed. Please find the link above with a list of the appropriate ID.

Please note:
If you are unable to physically come to campus and show your three forms of required ID, you can use the Post Office which offers an identity document checking service for a fee of £10.50.

  • Take photocopies of your 3 items of ID documents and the 3 original documents with you.
  • The Post Office will stamp the form and the photocopies and give them back to you
  • Documents will then need to be scanned (including their post office receipt so that we know that it has gone through due process) and sent to hscdbsoh@lsbu.ac.uk

If you have further questions you can email us at hscdbsoh@lsbu.ac.uk.

Occupational health

You need to complete an occupational health assessment once you have been given an offer on a health and social care course.

Download and print the following documents on vaccination guidelines and carefully read the guidance on the occupational health process:

You must take the GP vaccination and screening history form to your GP for them to complete, sign and stamp. This must be done prior to enrolment. This form also needs to be taken to the meeting with the occupational health nurse following enrolment in which the nurse can check immunisation status and confirm this for your placement. You should be aware that if you do not complete the occupational health process you will not be permitted on placement and this may jeopardise your continuation on your course.

Applicants who have met the conditions of an offer need to download and complete an online medical questionnaire. This will go to our current occupational health provider. Any delays in completing the medical questionnaire will delay enrolment. For further information please read our Occupational Health FAQs.

If you have any more questions you can email us at hscdbsoh@lsbu.ac.uk.

Accommodation

Students should apply for accommodation at London South Bank University (LSBU) as soon as possible, once we have made an offer of a place on one of our academic courses.

Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.

Enrolment and Induction

Enrolment takes place before you start your course. On completing the process, new students formally join the University. Enrolment consists of two stages: online, and your face-to-face enrolment meeting. The online process is an online data gathering exercise that you will complete yourself, then you will be invited to your face-to-face enrolment meeting.

In September, applicants who have accepted an unconditional offer to study at LSBU will be sent details of induction, which is when they are welcomed to the University and their School. Induction helps you get the best out of your university experience, and makes sure you have all the tools to succeed in your studies.

Read more about Enrolment and Induction.

Holidays

You will receive fixed holiday periods, which will not follow the normal University timetable. Further details will be available upon commencement of the course.

Practice placements

Practice placements are provided under our contract with NHS Trusts and other organisations. On some health and social care courses you may find local arrangements require you to attend practice placements outside the normal work hours (evening, nights, weekends and bank holiday).

Uniform

If you are required to wear a uniform on placement and during some practical sessions in the skills laboratories then this will be provided along with a formal name badge.

ODP students will be required to wear theatre scrubs on placement, which will be supplied by the host Trust.  During practical sessions in the skills laboratories you will be required to wear LSBU scrubs which will be provided, along with a formal name badge. ODP students will receive one set of scrubs. No further items will be issued, and you'll have to pay for any additional or replacement uniform.

Changes

If you wish to change your address, change your personal details or withdraw your application, you must put this in writing to the Admissions Office who you can email at lsbuadmissions@lsbu.ac.uk.

 
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