Strategic Planning coordinates our inclusive approaches to planning and strategic projects, consulting our community, and providing information and data to inform our decisions
Strategic Planning upholds the implementation of our strategic framework, including our core purpose, vision, values and University Strategy through its activity.
Our activity includes coordinating our annual planning and budgeting cycle in partnership with Finance, overseeing strategic projects on behalf of the University Executive Group and acting as a central point of contact for Schools and Directorates seeking planning data and management information.
The team works in partnership with colleagues both within and outwith the institution to ensure that we meet our legal and ethical commitments, advance our strategy and, ultimately, transform lives. For example, we work in partnership with Human Resources on workload planning, reporting of Equality and Diversity information and workforce planning.
We also work closely with External Relations, Registry and Student Services to support the student journey through the planning of activity, data provision and analysis including student satisfaction, retention and market intelligence. Outside the University, we work both through sector bodies (such as the Scottish Planners forum, UUK and HESPA) and directly with SFC, Scottish Government and the UK Government and to help shape policy and improve its implementation.