Nursing Times Student Editor Leah Stallwood

Second year student Leah selected as Nursing Times’ Student Editor

Second year nursing student Leah Stallwood has been selected by the Nursing Times publication as one of their ‘Student Editors’.

Leah, who studies BSc (Hons) Child Nursing at Buckinghamshire New University, is one of eight students who have been chosen from a large number of candidates from Universities around the country. The students will hold their positions for a year.

Leah will contribute to Nursing Times’ monthly publication by sharing regular blogs about her experiences as a student nurse. Topics regularly covered by student editors are policies affecting education, descriptions of what it is like being a student at different stages of study and in various parts of the country, including placements.

Leah said, “I am thrilled to be a student editor for Nursing Times, it is such an amazing platform to share experiences and opinions. I have hopes that the topics I touch on can resonate with other students.”

Leah also told the Nursing Times that she is “extremely proud to be part of the NHS and to be an advocate for our children and young people.” But nursing wasn’t her first dream, confessing: “I wanted to be a famous singer, performing on stage for millions of people. The reality is that I have ended up singing 'Old McDonald Had a Farm' for toddlers in a ward who didn't want to sit still for a temperature check. My biggest audience yet has been a family of five, plus a consultant. Dreams can come true.”

Senior Lecturer Geeta Lamichhane said: “Leah has undoubtedly been chosen for this exciting role due to her passion for nursing and her personality which she portrays so well in writing. We’re really proud of Leah’s accomplishment and look forward to see how she grows and develops over the next year.”


Nursing Times Student Editor Leah Stallwood