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Planning and Analytics

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

The responsibilities of the Planning and Analytics Unit include:

  • Managing the annual planning and resource allocation process.
  • Producing the student-related statutory data returns for OfS, HESA and other official agencies.
  • Analysing internal and external data to inform and support the achievement of the University's strategic objectives.
  • Student number planning and target setting.
  • Providing management information, including key student statistics, and responding to external requests for data.
  • Analysing external measures of success, such as University league table results and the results of student surveys.
  • Working closely with colleagues across the University to deliver Business Intelligence.

Our team are:

Paul Graves
Head of Planning and Analytics
Extn. 92145

Kathy Chandler
Data Analyst
Extn. 92400

Esther Danks
Planning and Projects Officer
Extn. 93778

Jennifer Hutton
Data Analyst
Extn. 94251

Rebecca Robinson
Planning Officer
Extn. 10420

For general enquiries and ad-hoc requests for data, please contact: