Valerie Gommon Midwife’s Blog

Student Midwife wins prize

Posted on: May 12, 2009

Student Midwife Emma Rushin from Derbyshire recently won £50,000 by suggesting a new flavour for Walkers crisps!

Emma Rushin suggested that Walker make a new flavour “Builder’s Breakfast” which combines bacon, buttered toast, eggs and tomato sauce!  The prize money will certainly help fund Emma through her studies as a student midwife.

The issue of student hardship has been a real issue in midwifery circles as student midwives studying on the degree programme are not entitled to a bursary despite working long hours within the NHS.  This has been a contentious issue, and one that has been hotly debated and supported by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and others.  Student Midwives are expected to work long hours, and work shifts (including night duty) which largely precludes them from taking part-time jobs like other students.

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