• Strategic Change and Planning

    The Strategic Change and Planning (SCAP) team joined the ASA directorate in August 2019 and forms its newest division. It is managed by Rachel Shapton, Deputy Director of Academic and Student Administration - Strategic Change and Planning.

    SCAP's vision is to be "your partner in making Brookes its life-changing best – using its impartial evidence and planning skills to make a difference across the University".

    The division covers four key areas - Business Analytics and Performance, Planning & Market Insights, Statutory Returns and Strategic Change - working across four teams.

  • Head of Strategic Change and Projects Governance Team: Andy Ball

    The Strategic Change and Projects Governance Team was formed in 2018 to provide oversight, control and support to the many change projects and initiatives across the University.

    It supports the Strategic Change Board in delivering their delegated responsibilities from the Vice Chancellor's Group:

    • to provide strategic oversight and leadership of major aspects of change across the University, and
    • to ensure that appropriate decisions are made regarding prioritisation, assurance, planning and strategic risk. The team works with faculties and directorates from the early stages of project initiation, through to benefits realisation and transition to a steady state.

    The team also undertakes process reviews and continuous improvement activity, in support of the University's priorities, as well as accredited project management training. You can find out more about the team and the projects underway by visiting our Projects Website.

    Head of Analysis and Reporting Team: Maritza Miranda

    The Analysis and Reporting Team is responsible for the University’s business intelligence through the management and analysis of a wide range of statistical information relating to the Strategic Framework, performance indicators, internal planning round, widening participation and students numbers amongst others. We produce analytics to inform major strategic developments in the University through the provision of consistent and timely reporting on a range of activities such as:

    • Student Number Planning Process
    • Annual Planning Round
    • Access and Participation
    • The Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF)
    • National Student Survey 
    • Key Performance Indicators.

    We also design, build, develop and maintain APTT (the Academic Performance Tracking Tool).

    Through APTT, colleagues can:

    • track particular groups of students and their performance throughout their time at Brookes (eg understanding student data and trends, reviewing demographics of students etc.) 
    • monitor performance against metrics, KPIs and other measures that should be met for various regulatory and funding bodies (eg nd of semester module reviews, end of year programme reviews etc.)
    • make informed decisions and plans for the University/ department/ programme/ module’s future (eg tracking finances etc.)

    The Electronic Data Warehouse (EDW) is providing Learner Analytics, and is currently being developed and customised to bring together student, HR, finance and other data to provide a flexible tool for business planning.

    Head of Strategic Planning and Market Intelligence Team: Salma Craig

    The Strategic Planning and Market Intelligence Team (SPMIT) works with internal and external data and insight resources to provide evidence to support strategic questions, in collaboration with colleagues across the University.

    In particular:

    • Faculty Planning Partners are the faculty business partner for planning-related activities and  programme and portfolio development processes.
    • The department is a focal point for market (external) intelligence, providing customer insight via Brookes-commissioned surveys, as well as competitor intelligence via external datasets and resources.
    • The department is intended to build its role in horizon scanning, and OFS policy analysis.

    Managed by Rachel Shapton, Deputy Director of Academic and Student Administration

    There are a number of statutory obligations that the Office for Students requires the University to meet and publish, including data on all current students studying in the UK and on overseas. The Statutory Returns Team manage the process of acquisition and delivery of statutory returns on behalf of the University. 

    Statutory Returns intranet