Government and policy

 

‌‌‌‌The Strategic Planning Division works with departments across the College to prepare Office for Students (OfS) / Research England (RE) statutory funding returns, the Access and Participation Plan and monitoring returns, the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) submission, other statutory returns, and responses to regulatory body and other Government consultations.

OfS / RE Funding and Statutory Returns

The Strategic Planning Division is responsible for the compilation of the:

  • Higher Education Student Early Statistics (HESES) return
  • Higher Education-Business and Community Interaction (HE-BCI) survey
  • Medical and Dental Students (MDS) survey
  • Knowledge Exchange strategy
  • Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) strategy
  • UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF) bids and reporting

The Division contributes to the compilation of the:

  • HESA Student Record return
  • HESA Staff Record return
  • HESA Finance Statistics Return (FSR)

OfS Access and Participation Plan and Monitoring Returns

The Strategic Planning Division is responsible for the compilation of the College's:

  • Access and Participation Plans (and Access Agreements for earlier years) can be found here
  • Access and Participation Plan monitoring returns

OfS Student Protection Plan

The Strategic Planning Division is responsible for the compilation of the College's:

  • Student Protection Plan (which can be found here)

Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF)

The Strategic Planning Division is responsible for the compilation of the College's:

  • TEF submission (the 2017 submission can be found here)

Regulatory Body Policy Consultations

The Strategic Planning Division co-ordinates responses to policy consultations run by regulatory bodies (the Office for Students, Research England, and the former HEFCE). Recent policy consultations include:

Research Assessment Consultations

Information regarding HEFCE's consultations on the future of research assessment and the development of REF can be found on the Research Assessment pages.

Government Policy Consultations

The Strategic Planning Division co-ordinates responses to Government policy consultations.  Recent policy consultations include: