Saara Byrne

Work Based Education Officer

School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

I began my career within the education sector as a Senior Nursery Nurse, in a Private Day Nursery and also supporting families within local Children Centres. I then progressed to a Private Training Provider where I trained to be an Assessor and IQA. I enjoyed many years Training/ Assessing students at the training centre or within their workplace.

I continued as an Assessor/IQA and also led on the Work Experience for some local colleges, this entailed conducting reviews, supporting students within the workplace, assessing students against relevant standards, monitoring progress, target setting and building partnerships with a variety of Employers.

I started working in education 17 years ago and this has been my passion ever since and leading to the role as a Work Based Education Officer within the institute of Policing. I love to hear about student’s achievements and being there to support them throughout their Degree Apprenticeship. 

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