Sarah Drew


Sarah joined the Royal Air Force as a Student Nurse and on completion of her basic training was posted to University of Central England (BCU), to undertake her Diploma in Nursing (Adult), qualifying in 2008.

Since qualifying, Sarah has worked in a variety of clinical and educational settings within varying professional capacities.

Clinically, she has worked in several NHS Trusts within various specialities such as Surgical High Dependency, Vascular Surgery, Trauma and Orthopaedics and Acute Medicine. Sarah also qualified as an Aeromedical Evacuation Nurse, having worked within an operational capacity within the Royal Air Force.


Sarah’s passion for education started in 2013 when she became a Clinical Support Nurse. Providing day to day clinically focussed educational support, to the ward staff on the trauma unit enabling them to deliver high standards of nursing care. In 2015 she was posted to the Defence College of Healthcare Education and Training within the Training Development Wing. Here she trained as a Course Designer for military medical courses. Sarah went on to qualify as a registered Nurse Teacher having passed her Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education. This led to her having opportunities to teach on Post Registration Nursing Courses and on leaving the military in 2023 until starting here at Birmingham Newman University in June 2024, she was employed as a Lecturer in Clinical Skills and Simulation for the BSc (Hons) Nursing Programme at Birmingham City University.

Sarah has a strong focus on Student Welfare and Support from having been a Student Support Officer, a qualified Practice Assessor/Academic Assessor and a qualified Mental Health First Aider. Student Education, Development and Wellbeing is and will always be, her priority for the Future Nurse’s studying at Birmingham Newman University.