Decolonising the midwifery education curriculum: Experiences of student midwives at a UK university who identify as Black, Asian or as a minority ethnicity

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsConference Presentation


Rationale: Student midwives in the United Kingdom (UK) are required to undertake an educational programme of study delivered equally across these two organisational structures: a Higher Education Institution (HEI) and the National Health Service (NHS) (NMC, 2019).

Aim: To present an overview of a qualitative study which used a peer participatory approach to understand the experiences of student midwives who identify as Black, Asian or from a minority ethnicity at a UK University.

Methods: A qualitative approach was adopted (Sandelowski, 2004; 2010) with semi-structured online interviews of 5 participants. A thematic analysis framework (Braun and Clarke, 2006) was used to analyse the interview data and develop themes. Ethics approval was received through the University ethics committee (ref: FHSRECHEA00222).
Period4 Oct 2022
Event titleRoyal College of Midwives Annual Conference: Recover, reflect, renew
Event typeConference
LocationNewport, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • Decolonizing the UK curriculum
  • Student Midwife
  • Midwifery