Planning Department



The Planning Team report to the Vice-Chancellor.  We focus on:


Strategic Planning

  • Supporting the University's new strategic and financial planning processes.
  • Introducing enhanced approaches to setting KPIs and monitoring the strategic plan.


Management Information

  • Providing strategic management information and analysis.
  • Sharing management information through our 'Planning dashboards' using business intelligence software.
  • Liaison across the University's HESA returns to ensure consistency of data.


Annual Planning Processes

  • Leading annual planning processes, including student target setting and contributing to budget development.
  • Preparing and monitoring the University's annual Access Agreement.
  • Contributing to development and implementation of the Home/EU recruitment strategy.
  • New entrant target setting and monitoring for Home/EU full-time undergraduates.



  • Leading teaching-related bids for the University, including the recent successful bid for £5million HEFCE funding to contribute to an £11million project to build a 'Future Technology Centre'.


Public Policy

  • Responding to external consultations on public policy both as an institution and as part of a wider group, including the University's response to the Government's call for evidence as part of its 'Review of Post-18 Education and Funding'.