Miss Sara Wing
Personal Assistant - Head of School (SoBS)
Faculty of Health
Personal Assistant to the Head of School of Biomedical Sciences in the Faculty of Health, part of the Faculty's Executive Support Team.
I joined University of Plymouth in October 2013, working initially as PA to the Head of School of Biomedical Sciences when it was set up. In August 2014 we became part of the Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and I also became PA to the Head of the Peninsula Medical School for five years until October 2019, at which point I became PA to just the one school again.
I gained a B.Ed. (Hons.) in Primary Education with IT in 2004, and it is interesting to see how education practices develop from Primary to Higher Education. I also have an NVQ Level 4 in Business Administration from Plymouth College of Further Education (now City College) which I achieved in the early 90s, during which time I achieved all of my RSA secretarial qualifications, and last year obtained a CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership again from City College. This latter course has given me more confidence in managing projects and leading a team.
I previously worked for West Devon Borough Council as Office Manager to the IT Department at Kilworthy Park in Tavistock. Here I gained valuable experience in responding to IT support calls, which has stood me in good stead here at University of Plymouth as am often called upon to assist colleagues with IT queries.
Member of the CMI - Chartered Management Institute