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Strategic Planning and Governance

a Professional Services division at Lancaster University

We are responsible for


Strategic Planning

The Planning and Analytics team supports planning and decision-making through management information.

For more information, please visit the Planning and Analytics page.


Governance Services delivers committee operations and governance advice which supports effective decision-making. The team is responsible for the care and servicing of the main governing bodies of the University: the Council and the Senate.

For more information, please visit the Governance page.


Information Governance

The Information Governance Team provide support and guidance on data protection-related matters: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Freedom of Information (FOI), Subject Access Requests, Data Subject Rights and Records Management.

The team owns the content of the guide to policies and procedures (the Publication Scheme) and manages the University Privacy Notices.

Student Complaints

The division takes responsibility for overseeing the Students Complaints Procedure and providing advice about the process.

For more information, please visit the Student Complaints page.

Emergency Planning and Risk Management

Supporting business continuity and compliance through the effective management of risk, business continuity and emergency planning.

Legal and Compliance

The Governance Services team should be consulted when advice from external solicitors is required.

As a division we ensure compliance with the Prevent duty, Competition and Markets Authority, Modern Slavery Act, Bribery Act and Data Protection Legislation (see Information Governance).

External Speakers are assessed and approved by the University’s Registrar of Meetings, Simon Jennings.

Statement of Corporate Governance can be reviewed in the Financial Statements.

Meet the team and contact us

Meet the teams within Strategic Planning and Governance and contact us with the contact details provided.

Meet the team