Planning Support Unit (PSU)

The Planning Support Unit is responsible for supporting planning-related activities within the University and for providing key management information.


The main activities of the PSU include:

  • Managing the annual planning and resource allocation process.
  • Analysing internal and external data to inform and support the achievement of the University's strategic objectives.
  • Student number planning and target setting.
  • Producing the student-related statutory data returns for HEFCE, HESA and other official agencies.
  • Providing management information reports and responding to internal and external requests for data.
  • Analysing external measures of success, such as league tables and the National Student Survey.

PSU staff

Paul Graves Director of Planning Ext: 92145
Kathy Chandler Planning Assistant Ext: 92400
Esther Danks Planning and Projects Officer Ext: 93778
Jennifer Hutton Data Analyst Ext: 94251
Steve Miller Planning Administrator Ext: 92009