Sarah Smeilus

Work Based Education Officer

School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

I joined the Institute of Policing in June 2021. Prior to joining Staffordshire University, I worked within secondary education as a Careers Advisor supporting students in Key Stage 3 and 4 and also post 16+ learners. I enjoyed supporting learners to progress into their desired career pathways and building strong links with local employers.

Previous to this, I spent 7 years working with West Mercia Police as a PCSO and Police Officer. I joined the force after completing my degree in Sociology and Criminology at Leeds Metropolitan University graduating with a 1st Class BA Honours. I enjoyed my years with West Mercia Police Force and was able to undertake specialised training including becoming a Specially Trained Officer supporting victims of rape and sexual assault.

Academic qualifications

Sociology and Criminology BA (Hons) - First Class - Leeds Metropolitan University

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