I’m asked questions a lot when doing my training. One of the most frequent is asking where I want to work when I qualify. Or what I want to specialise in. Or which particular area I have an interest with. The answer, which often leaves people with a concerned look, is I don’t know. This […]

Student Quality Ambassadors

SO as of the 30th November, I am a fully fledged and welcomed Student Quality Ambassador. This role relates to my last blog about Leadership. I’d previously met with the Greater Manchester PEFs as a SQA before the welcome event which was scary exciting! I made the long(ish) trip to UCLAN in Preston  not knowing exactly […]


Leadership’s a funny thing. Some people think leadership can only come from someone senior. An authority figure. A manager. A matron. A lecturer at university. Not. True. If you put your mind to it. Or not as my case seems to be. I recently took part in one of my optional modules where we have […]

It’s the small things.

I’ve had a refresher this week following a #WeMDT chat.  One of my core beliefs: The small things matter. I’m talking about little gestures. Things 99% of us shrug off. It doesn’t take a lot to make someone’s day a little better. Today I was wandering around with a stupid grin on my face and some […]

This is the beginning

Well… today was a good day. A little back story to this story. A few weeks ago myself and Hannah were taking part in a Student #WeNurses chat about student support. The subject turned to nursing societies and Hannah remarked upon the fact that Salford’s had sort of wilted a bit. Enter one of our lecturers, Wendy,  […]

Gender in Nursing

So I’m banging my equality drum again. This time it’s definitely linked to nursing. I picked up my subscription of the Nursing Standard as I was sipping my coffee in Starbucks the other day and was grabbed by the front page article. I remember that a fellow student also pointed it out on Twitter earlier […]

Coming Out.

Not exactly health related but important to discuss equality. Excuse me for this post as it’s something I’m passionate about.  I’ll repeat my statement from my first post that this is my personal opinion. Yesterday was National Coming Out Day. There seems to be a day for everything for something these days but yesterday was a […]