Students Staff

Support for Departmental and Professional Services planning

Planning portal

Planning Sharepont site

Access the rich supply of performance information and sector benchmark data. (Restricted to staff only)

Annual Planning Process

The annual strategic planning process is led by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor.  As well as supporting the development of departmental and professional services plans, the process also ensures that this development is aligned  to the work in implementing the University's Education and Research strategies, the Annual review of Courses (ARC) and curriculum review.

Through a series of meetings, the development of plans and budgets for the University's faculties and Professional Services are considered, alongside the implementation of the Education and Research strategies.

Accessing the Planning Information Portal

Access the Planning Information Portal (otherwise known as PIP) for a rich supply of performance and sector benchmark data that supports the annual planning process and annual review of courses. 

The content is restricted to members of staff only and if you are prompted for an ID and password, remember to use your full University email address (including and your current network password. If you are having difficulty, accessing the site, please refer to the Reporting Services faq page.

Guidance available

To support the annual planning process, the following guidance is available to departments and professional services.

An introduction to the annual planning process

For new and existing members of staff interested in knowing more about the Annual Planning Process at the University of Essex, this introduction to the annual planning Moodle course provides an overview of the steps involved in the process.

Annual strategic planning process guide

The guidance document gives a detailed overview of the phases of the Annual Strategic Planning Process.

PIP guidance

The PIP guidance contains information to improve your understanding of the information provided on the Planning Information Portal (PIP) in support of the annual planning process, including a frequently asked questions (FAQs) section and example templates.