Megan Smith

Senior Work Based Educ. Officer

School of Health, Science and Wellbeing

I am the link between the University, Employer & Social Work Apprentices in their work-based studies.

I am responsible for supporting apprentices in their work-based studies, facilitating progress reviews and coordinating evidence to meet apprenticeship and work-based education standards.

My previous roles have been in offending behaviour - working closely with all departments within the custodial environment and external agencies, to support individuals with mental, emotional and behavioural issues.

Supporting people to achieve their goals and overcome difficulties is a huge passion of mine.  Having had a practical insight into the variety of work that Social Workers do, and the impact they can have when working with their clients, has inspired me to join the University to support students on their journey to becoming qualified social workers.

Academic qualifications

- BSc Psychology


Substance Misuse, Offending Behaviour, Mental Health, Trauma

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021