To understand and interpret the strategic environment in which the University operates, including dissemination of analyses and consultation on the strategic choices facing the University
To provide steer and leadership on the academic and development strategy of the University
To propose the University budget
To receive, approve and monitor Faculty and Professional Service five year plans
To monitor and review the University's performance (and that of its constituent faculties and services) and opportunities for development to optimise their contribution and impact within the University and national and international academic communities
To enable the rapid and effective exchange of policy, funding and performance information to enable informed strategic discussions within the UEB, the faculties, and professional services.
To develop an annual operating plan stating the key priorities for development within each academic session of the University
To monitor and advise key leaders on mission critical operational issues and academic/service coherence leaving the responsibility for delivery to the Faculty Vice-Presidents and Heads of Faculties, and Heads of Professional Services as appropriate.