Midwife Leanne delivers student master-class at college

Published: November 28, 2017

Leanne Hope, who attended Charlton School, returned to college to talk to groups about her journey into midwifery this month. Leanne has secured her dream career as midwife at Great Western Hospital in Swindon.

Leanne, who came to Telford College, completed a health & social care level three and gained a place at University of Worcester, where she achieved a First Class Honours Degree.

Midwife | Health & Social Care | Telford College

Midwife | Health & Social Care | Telford College

Leanne wanted to explain to the current health and social care students how hard it was, but her determination carried her through college and onto university.

Leanne went to university hoping to secure a degree but was not expecting to achieve first-class honours. Leanne wanted to say thank you to Tracy Leah, health and social care tutor, for supporting her and teaching her ways to understand her dyslexia.

Tracy Leah said: “It is always lovely to see our past students and share in their successes once they have left Telford College.

“We believe that it is more beneficial for our students to meet different health and social care professionals rather than just read about their job roles, and we are lucky to have so many successful ambassadors who are happy to come back to share their stories.”

Students asked Leanne about her role and responsibilities. They were inspired by her story and this confirmed they were on the correct route into their own dream careers.

Midwife | Health & Social Care | Telford College

Midwife | Health & Social Care | Telford College

Leanne gave advice to the students: “If I can do it, so can you. I worked really hard to achieve my ambitions and thanks to Tracy who supported me.”

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