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What we do

Strategy, Planning and Governance (SPG) supports the development, implementation and delivery of the University's aims and ambitions expressed in its Strategy through the provision of policy insight, business intelligence, support for planning and change projects, governance and reporting.

In a changing international environment, we support the University in remaining adaptive as ambitions are achieved and new opportunities arise to move the strategy forward. Within the annual planning cycle we support the Executive, Faculty and Departments to respond with pace and flexibility. We run projects to develop strategy, respond to external funding opportunities and support internal change initiatives. The combined functions of SPG support the development and implementation of the University’s strategy by analysing new data and environmental changes, facilitating internal strategic discussion and by providing internal project support.

1. Measurements

2. Demonstrating our performance against strategy

3. Planning and improvement

  • Statutory returns
  • PIs and priority measures
  • Risk Register
  • External benchmarking
  • Competitor analysis
  • League tables
  • Horizon Scanning
  • Target and Fee setting
  • Forecasting income (>£200m)
  • Business planning
  • Policy development

4. Enhancing performance

5. Evaluating results for impact

SPG activity flowchart
  • Support for UEB and University governance
  • Support for Faculties and PSE
  • Strategic Projects
  • Supporting Cross-cutting themes
  • Benefit realisation
  • Performance review

SPG Functions

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Academic Planning and Performance

Reporting and Insight


Projects and Change


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