3rd July 2020

Rollercoaster Journey! We & Us

By Sian Chinwuba, Student Child Nurse, Middlesex University

If I am being honest, so much has happened ever since covid-19. One thing I know for sure is that I am grateful for this opportunity to be a part of the Student Leadership Programme. I never imagined myself an actual leader because I did not quite understand the term, and if I would fit into the role of what I had perceived to be a leader.

Since the first conference in March, I feel like my eyes have been opened. Studying child nursing has always been a passion for me, and I always known I want to make a difference:

I want to impact the lives of many and find a way to change the environment and atmosphere and be the nurse that children and their families will always positively remember

I was very shy and quiet during the conference in March which is unusual for me. I felt like I did not fit in, especially being the youngest in my cohort. However, hearing from the speakers and their individual experiences helped me to feel more relaxed and it was a reminder that you always start from somewhere, even if it is small. I have met lovely people who have really made me feel welcome and understood and indirectly pushed me to come out of my comfort zone.

I want to create a platform where we can all come together, inspire and motivate each other with our unique experiences in life, in the hope that it touches those who are facing tough times. I want to see an environment full of love and diversity. I want everyone to know that there is hope and that there is an us in everything we do because WE are ONE. We are a united!

I have so many plans for myself in the future and cannot wait to embark on what is to come.