Strategic Planning - The Planning Process

The Strategic Plan

Our strategic plan describes our commitments and priorities for the future and explains how we intend to deliver these.The University's Strategic Plan was published in 2015, and since then, key supporting discovery strategies have also been developed, the latest versions of which are below (login required).

Further Discovery Strategies are also under development:

  • Brand Strategy
  • Social Impact Strategy

Sub-level strategies are also being developed and are included below as and when approved.

Area Planning - the 2017/18 Planning Round

As part of our annual planning round, a range of Area Plans and budgets are developed. The following reference materials are designed for colleagues involved with area planning (login required).

Planning and Resource Officers (PROs) [Pro-Vice-Chancellor Heads of College and the Pro-Vice-Chancellors with portfolios for Student Experience and Research and Enterprise] will each develop an Area Plan using the template below:

Local planning processes

Colleagues in academic Departments and Corporate Services Divisions will participate in local planning processes, led and coordinated by their respective Head of College or the Registrar and Chief Operating Officer (PRO). Some general support materials for Heads of academic departments are here:

For further advice please email or contact the Planning and Assurance Team.

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