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 Sarah Downing

Sarah Downing

Executive Officer


 +44 (0) 1392 724754

 Medical School Building F03


Medical School Building, St Luke's Campus, Magdalen Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


Sarah’s role as Executive Officer is to provide executive support to the Director of College Operations and the Pro-Vice Chancellor in all aspects of their work with regard to the day-to-day running of UEMS.   This includes providing the secretariat for the College Executive Group (CEG) and College Strategic Development Board (CSDB); internal governance activities; risk management; business planning; workload planning and SWARM; and the drafting of papers and reports.  Sarah is also a former Co-Chair of the College's Equality & Diversity Group (previously the Athena SWAN Working Group).

Sarah was shortlisted for the 2013 Roddy Ross Memorial Prize, an annual award made to Professional Services staff within the University, and was nominated for the Excellent Service Award and the David Allen Hero/ine of the Year Award at the 2015 Professional Services Recognition Awards.


  • MA Library & Information Studies – University College London
  • BA Hons Combined Studies (History & English) – LSU College, University of Southampton


Prior to joining the University, Sarah worked as Knowledge & Information Manager at the South West Regional Development Agency, where she was responsible for knowledge management strategy and activity; records management strategy and policy; and intranet and web content management.

Sarah is an experienced project manager, holding Prince 2 and MSP registered practitioner status.



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