College Planning Partners

Each College has a Planning Partner who shares their time between the College and the central Planning Office. The Planning Partner is the lead academic planning support for the College. As well as supporting central policy analysis and horizon scanning, the Planning Partners’ role is to help Colleges define strategic plans and priorities, which support delivery of the University’s Strategic Framework. This engages the Planning Partners in a broad range of activities including:

• Working with Colleges to prepare and monitor performance against the annual College Compact (an articulation of a College’s strategic priorities and targets, aligned with the broader University Strategic Framework and Key Performance Indicators)

• Monitoring and reporting on associated risk

• Sourcing and interpreting data to support College decision making

• Producing policy papers and reports to support strategic decision making, at College or University level

• Undertaking scenario planning to inform the development of long term strategies

• Assisting with the development of business proposals in support of institutional priorities

• Supporting and/or participating in reviews

• Providing constructive challenge and advice on College plans – including new programme proposals

The College Planning Partners are:

College of Arts & Law 
Erin Withers

Tel: 0121 414 8799 (Cedar House) 
Email: e.withers@bham.ac.uk    

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Caroline Robson
Tel: 0121 414 7553 (Mon, Fri - Cedar House)
Tel: 0121 414 8235 (Tue, Wed, Thur - Poynting Physics)
Email: c.j.robson@bham.ac.uk  

College of Life & Environmental Sciences
Rachel Brown
Tel: 0121 414 2256 (Mon, Fri - Cedar House)
Tel: 0121 414 5581 (Tue, Wed, Thur - Biosciences)
Email: r.c.brown@bham.ac.uk  

College of Medical & Dental Sciences 
Jayne Sayers 
Tel: 0121 414 6020 (Mon, Fri - Cedar House)
Tel: 0121 415 8894 (Tue, Wed, Thur - Medical School)
Email: j.sayers@bham.ac.uk  

College of Social Sciences
Lindsey Wright
Tel: 0121 414 7905 (Mon, Fri - Cedar House)
Tel: 0121 414 7256 (Tue, Wed, Thur - Muirhead)
Email: l.d.wright@bham.ac.uk

 

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