Strategy, Planning & Performance

Strategy Development at the University

Strategy, Planning & Performance


"The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do"Michael Porter


Strategy Development at the University

Staff within SPP have been involved in advising and supporting the University in its strategic development for many years. Our strategy development work covers all the University’s activities at all of its campuses.

University Strategic Plan 2010-15

The University of Nottingham Strategic Plan 2010-15 provides an institution-level statement of identity and intent through its mission, guiding principles and vision. Beyond these essentials, it sets out aims and objectives against each strategic priority (Excellence in Education, World Changing Research etc.)

Academic and Financial Strategy Framework (AFSF)

To support the delivery of those objectives, the Academic and Financial Strategy Framework (AFSF) was created. It links the University’s strategy with its approach to financial planning and investment, performance monitoring and management, and incentive and reward. As a result, all 22 Schools and the Faculty of Engineering now have medium-term strategies with implementation plans and agreed KPI targets, and all Professional Service units have agreed medium-term strategies.

Further information

Further information on all aspects of the AFSF can be found at the Strategy Support Centre

University Strategy 2020 (S2020)

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen Cox, is chairing the S2020 Task Team, which is developing the strategy that will drive and support the University’s success to 2020. The Division plays a key role in supporting the S2020 Task Team.

What we can do for you

Advice and support for management-level strategy development and implementation, and advanced analytics to support the essential understanding of position, performance, competitors and sector dynamics, as well as evaluating your strategic options and understanding their consequences.


Thomas Loya - Director of Strategy, Planning & Performance

0115 95 13121


Strategy, Planning & Performance

A107 Trent Building
University Park Campus
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 4050
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