The Planning Unit is responsible for leading and coordinating planning processes across the School. The Head of Planning reports directly to the Pro-Director (Planning and Resources). The Planning Unit aims to provide advice, support and information to enable senior management to take decisions that are in the best interests for the future of the School and assist in the resolution of some sensitive high-level planning issues. It produces papers for School bodies and provides a range of data to meet internal and external reporting requirements.
The Planning Unit pursues objectives across five inter-related areas of activity:
i) Academic Planning and Policy
Considering academic policy issues with resource implications for the School, reviewing departmental activity, student targets and student-related issues to ensure they are in line with School plans and facilitating new teaching initiatives.
ii) Management Information and Data Quality
Producing data in support of decision making and planning activities, completing official returns and promoting data quality.
iii) Resource Planning
Informing the allocation of resources and setting appropriate fee levels.
iv) Strategic Planning
Co-ordinating the formation of plans to guide the overall direction of the School and its sub-units.
v) Governance of the Planning Unit
Managing the staff and resources available to the Planning Unit.