Third year Midwifery student receives special recognition award.

Third year BM Midwifery student Jade Parsons has received a special recognition from the Mama awards in Glasgow.

Jade had originally been nominated for the student midwife of the year award, but instead received the special recognition award that the judges give to one outstanding nominee from across all categories.

Jade said “Winning the Special Recognition ‘Student Midwife of the Year’ award was up there with the greatest of achievements in life! Being recognised for doing something I absolutely love is something I am truly proud of. Both my mentors and lecturers at Bangor University have been amazing. They have inspired me to be the student midwife I am today!”

Gillian Smith, chair of the awards ceremony, said this about the award “The MaMa Award judges looked at this category very carefully … The judges recognised that Jade was that something really special… Jade has time for everyone it seems, while maintaining her studies. She has faced many challenges during her training but her colleagues and lecturers describe her as ‘outstanding’ and ‘compassionate’. Follow her folks she is going places.”

Sheila Brown, Director of Midwifery at Bangor University said “Jade is an outstanding student and I am delighted that this has been recognised by the Mama award judges with this special recognition award. Jade has demonstrated care and compassion for fellow students from the outset of the programme, she is a caregiver to the core and will be a fantastic team member in her future role as a qualified midwife. Jade has also excelled academically driven by her passion to provide woman centred care. I look forward to seeing where Jade’s career takes her!”

Jade was also shortlisted for the student midwife of the year award at the Student Nursing Times Awards.

Publication date: 6 June 2019