Sarah Bailey

Director of Student Engagement

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I have worked in Higher Education for over 16 years. In my role as Director of Bloomsbury Institute’s Centre for Student Engagement, Wellbeing and Success, I lead a team of Student Wellbeing Advisors who provide pastoral support and guidance to our students. We offer various student support activities and services which include: monitoring of student engagement and intervention, disability and wellbeing, employability and peer assisted learning. Prior to this, I managed transition, retention and success projects and introduced Peer Assisted Learning Schemes across academic departments at SOAS University of London and the University of East London.

I worked in Singapore for two years where I developed and managed career service provision for postgraduate students at the National University of Singapore. I also managed the Student Mentoring Programme at the London School of Economics and Political Science and re-modelled the LSE Staff Induction Programme.  In 2010, I received an LSE award for Outstanding Contribution to Learning and Development.


I am passionate about coaching, mentoring and peer assisted learning in relation to student support and present at and attend conferences and networking events on this topic.  I have also volunteered for projects in my local community which support the elderly and the Clissold Park Volunteering Programme – I like to look after my neighbours and the environment!  I am a keen football fan and try to attend games when I can.  I love to keep fit and have been practicing Yoga for 16 years.

Qualifications, Affiliations and Memberships

CMI DiM, PGCert, CITOL, FHEA, EMCC in Education, PASS