The Faculty of Education and Health's very own Midwifery team have been awarded first prize for their contribution to midwifery education at the BJM awards.

The Faculty of Education and Health are delighted to announce that the University of Greenwich's fantastic Midwifery team have been awarded first prize for their contribution to Midwifery Education by the British Journal of Midwifery (BJM). This prestigious prize awarded by the leading midwifery journal focuses on, 'Promoting excellence in midwifery and women's health' as per the BJM's motto.

"To be recognised by an external body is a credit to the university, it shows that what we are doing as midwifery lecturers is demonstrated both inside and outside the classroom and that our students know that we are there to support them" 

Yemi Onilude, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery

BJM Award Winners 

Nominated for their linking with support students and midwives in the practice area, their nominator describes the team as selfless and highly respected, explaining that their work supports both students and staff alike.

"The work they do provides invaluable support to midwifery students and clinical practice facilitators, helping students to connect theory and practice on a weekly basis. Their selflessness is shown in their flexible approach, visiting early in the morning or late at night to ensure that students have access to the advice they need. The team are highly respected and valued by their colleagues and are well deserving of this award."

Pro Vice Chancellor for the Faculty of Education and Health, Derek Moore, commented on the team's recent award win and commends them on their dedication to the education of our midwifery students.

"We are really proud of the dedication shown by our Midwifery team, their commitment to the education and support of our students is an inspiration and we are delighted that their efforts have been recognised with this award." 

Derek Moore, Pro Vice Chancellor for the Faculty of Education and Health

Having won first prize the team were delighted to be recognised for their achievements as Liz Gale, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, mentioned in her acceptance speech at the award ceremony held in Liverpool on 7th February,

"I was honored to discover what our colleagues in practice thought of the work we put into midwifery education." 

Liz Gale, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery


The team also highlighted the importance of working collaboratively with their partners and would like to thank their colleagues in practice who they work so closely with. Namely those at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS trust who's collaborative working inspired the team's nomination.

"With many metrics measured within midwifery, collaborative working with our partners always needs to be recognised so that our students and potential students can see the cohesive support provided on their midwifery journey at Greenwich." 

Mandy Stevenson, Programme Lead and Deputy Head of Department

Following their esteemed award win, the team have expressed their delight and pride and are excited for what this will mean for their students and prospective students alike.

"I'm proud that as representatives of the midwifery team that our hard work and dedication to our students has been recognised" 

Angeliki Bolou Senior Lecturer in Midwifery.