Planning and Resource Allocation Section

Planning and Resource Allocation Section enquiries number:
01865 (2)70237


Postal address: Planning and Resource Allocation Section, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD

Director of Planning and Council Secretariat: Dr Michael Glover
PA to the Director of Planning and Council Secretariat: Martina Harley

The Planning and Resource Allocation Section (PRAS) supports all aspects of strategic planning and resource allocation, including the work of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee and associated subcommittees. The Section is responsible for horizon scanning, assessing the implications of government and Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) policy for the University, and liaison with HEFCE including coordinating and submitting responses from the University to consultations. PRAS also runs the annual planning and budgeting round, capital planning processes, the student number planning round and reports to Council on Strategic Plan implementation. PRAS is coordinating the University’s participation in the UniForum benchmarking programme which enables benchmarking of the cost and effectiveness of administrative and support services with other UK research-intensive universities.

The Director of Planning and Council Secretariat reports to the Registrar.