Strategy, Planning & Performance
Strategy, Planning and Performance (SPP) is a division of the Registrar’s Department.
We provide decision support, advice, reporting and analytics to senior colleagues across the University, broadly broken down into the following main activities and areas.
Strategy development support for the University's Executive Board and Council in the development of the University's Strategic Plan.
The University's annual planning process, for example by developing projections of student numbers and income, monitoring institutional and business unit performance, analysing trends in demand, and managing the planning framework.
The provision of management information to decision makers on both a regular and ad-hoc basis, including metrics on School and institutional performance, bespoke research, and the development of surveys and the analysis of responses.
Development and coordination of an advanced and specialist analytics capability, including acquisition, development and exploitation of data assets from a range of sources (internal and external) to enable deeper understanding of causes of performance and opportunities for improvement and innovative visualisation to drive insight generation.
Support for the University's ongoing internal review process, covering both Schools and Professional Services.
The development of student statutory returns and statistics, including the institutional HESA and HESES statistical returns, on which the University’s entitlement to government teaching funding is based and which informs national performance indicators and league tables.
Our support and services are delivered through the teams below:
- Business Intelligence
- Management Team - consisting of the Departmental Director, Head of Planning, Head of Statutory Student Reporting & Analytics, Office Manager and the Senior Data Warehouse Developer
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