Governance & Public Policy

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A key area of responsibility for the Directorate is advising the Principal, Executive Team and Senior Management in relation to strategy, policy, planning and the University's Outcome Agreement.

Strategic Planning and Performance Measures

The Directorate has oversight of the Strategic Plan 2015 - 2020 and leads on the co-ordination of business planning, setting of performance measures along with external and internal performance monitoring.

Outcome Agreement

We have oversight of the Outcome Agreement 2017-2020 (OA) with the Scottish Funding Council.  The Directorate advises Senior Officers in relation to negotiation and agreement of the OA and work with colleagues to coordinate annual reporting of progress against the set outcomes.

Policy Analysis

Monitoring policy developments related to the higher education sector helps inform the University’s decision-making.  We horizon scan developments in the wider environment relating to external, political, legislative, economic and social developments of relevance to Higher Education or to the University.  We also research, analyse and interpret information to determine likely implications for the University.

Funding Policy

Through analysis of Scottish Funding Council funding policy, allocations and other related income streams, we determine the implications of any funding policy changes. 

For further details about strategy, policy and planning undertaken by Strategy & Policy please get in touch.

Sarah Parry, Senior Policy Officer (Acting): Ext 5983:

Peter Black, Senior Strategic Planner: Ext 2206:

Grant Thorne, Strategic Planner:  Ext 2477: