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The Division’s Strategic Plan encompasses academic plans and priorities for Research, Education, and Engagement and Partnerships. It is underpinned by enabling strategies across People, Finance, Facilities, and Professional Services.

MSD departments can find out information about the process on the Strategic Planning and Projects SharePoint site.

Planning activity takes place throughout the year. Activities include:

  • capital and space planning
  • financial planning 
  • student number planning and fee-setting
  • the provision of management information in support of the above activities.

An annual planning round seeks the engagement of the Division’s departments in outlining their academic objectives and resource requirements over the five-year planning period. The information provided by departments is used:

  • to inform a five-year financial forecast for the Division
  • as context for articulating the Division’s plans to the central University and Planning and Resource Allocation Committee (PRAC)
  • to inform strategic planning activity and work within the Division
  • to share with MSD Office teams where relevant to their areas of responsibility.