Mrs Sarah Finnegan

Mrs Sarah Finnegan

Lecturer in Building Surveying

School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)



Sarah is a Lecturer in Building Surveying in the Department of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Plymouth. She is a Chartered Building Surveyor with extensive surveying, building and project management experience.  Before moving into teaching Sarah gained a variety of industry experience across a range of sectors as a senior surveyor in the local office of a multinational property consultancy where she was responsible for managing and supporting teams. She has a keen interest in buildings and their construction and enjoys using technical and project experience to teach.

Sarah moved into teaching alongside her professional career before making the change to a career in education more permanent by joining the tutoring team at the University College of Estate Management. Sarah brings the teaching experienced gained leading a range of surveying and building technology modules to her role with University of Plymouth.


2022 -  Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

2007 - MBA Construction and Real Estate, University of Reading

2006 - Postgraduate Certificate in Project Management, University of Reading

1998 - BSc (Hons) Building Surveying and the Environment, University of Plymouth

Professional membership

Chartered Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Roles on external bodies

RICS - Associate assessment assessor for applications for AssocRICS membership.



Teaching interests

Teaching roles

Module leader, "Building Surveying Principles and Practices" (Stage 2)

Module leader, "Building Surveying Professional Practice" (Stage 3)

Administration roles

Academic Liaison Person for local construction colleges who have a partnership with the Department of the Built Environment.

Admissions Tutor