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How the University Works. Building Excellence Strategy – Our Values  Respect each other and celebrate our diversity  Recognise and reward excellence.

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1 How the University Works

2 Building Excellence Strategy – Our Values  Respect each other and celebrate our diversity  Recognise and reward excellence in our staff for their contribution and commitment  Be inclusive and value the views of our staff, students, alumni and partners  Respect the communities and environments in which we operate  Work together as a team with professionalism and integrity  Take pride in being the very best we can be

3 Staff Survey  Staff Survey 2012 has been recently completed  92% agreed the University is a good place to work  91% feel the University delivers good quality service  Previous survey in 2008 had equally high scores  “Mutual Respect” already highlighted as a key feature of Loughborough.

4 Higher Education Sector  HE is Distinctive  Highly Collaborative/Collegial AND  Increasingly Competitive  “Independence” of academic staff  Loyalty to subject/discipline as well as Institution  165 HEI’s (Higher Education Institutions) in the UK  Where does Loughborough sit?  Mid-size  Research Intensive  Recognised as highly successful and “rising star”  Distinctive: - “can do” - unpretentious - all staff matter - extensive external links

5 Key issues  Changing funding landscape  Excellence across Research, Teaching and Enterprise  To be a top university  Research is vital  International reputation growing importance  Research Assessment  2008 RAE (Research Assessment Exercise)  2013 REF (Research Excellence Framework)  Teaching assessment  Quality Process and Audits  NSS (National Student Survey)

6 Funding model and its implications  Income:  Research quality links directly to £ via REF  Teaching quality does not - volume drivers  Enterprise growing importance  Internally:  Funds go to schools  Support services paid for from this  Value for money is crucial

7 Looking to the future - key documents  Building Excellence Strategy  Launched 7 th April 2014   Strategy is high level, clear, direct  Strategic Implementation Plan co-ordinates Research, Teaching, Enterprise, Sport  School/Services development plans  Basis for decisions on resources

8 Building Excellence Strategy  Strategic Drivers  Investing in our staff  Educating for success  Growing capacity and influence  Raising standards and aspirations  Ambitions – by 2020  A distinctive international reputation for excellence  A life-shaping student experience  Outstanding partnerships to deliver social, economic & cultural prosperity  A culture of delivering excellence in all that we do  One outstanding university: two vibrant campuses

9 Job Families  Administrative Services  Management and Specialist  Operational Services  Research  Research, Teaching and Enterprise  Teaching and Scholarship  Technical Services

10 Governance  Governance and decision making  Council – Governing body, legal and financial responsibility  Senate – Senior Academic Body, all academic affairs  Senior groups often involve lay members of Council  Lay members are unpaid with business or other expertise

11 Chancellor and Chair of Council Sir Nigel Rudd Chairman of BAA Former Chairman of Boots, Pilkington Glass Sir Peter Bonfield Former CEO at BT Current directorships include Sony and Ericsson Loughborough graduate in Engineering

12 Key bodies  Academic Leadership Team  VC, DVC, COO, FD, PVCs, Director of Sport, Deans  School Senior Management Teams  Major committees - examples  Learning and Teaching; Research; Human Resources; Health, Safety and Environment  Operations Committee – key resources committee  Professional Services Management Team  School/Departmental Meetings  Team Meetings

13 Committee Structure

14 Academic Leadership Team Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching) Morag Bell Pro Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise) Steve Rothberg Vice-Chancellor Professor Robert Allison Chief Operating Officer Richard Taylor Deputy Vice-Chancellor Chris Linton Finance Director Andy Stephens Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) Myra Nimmo Director of Sport Peter Keen

15 Academic Leadership Team, cont….. Prof Terry Kavanagh (School of the Arts, English and Drama) Prof Jonathan Potter (School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences) Prof Rachel Thompson (School of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering) Prof Angus Laing (School of Business and Economics) Prof Tony Thorpe (School of Civil and Building Engineering) Prof Tracy Bhamra (Loughborough Design School) Prof Rob Parkin (Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) Prof Paul Chung (School of Science) Prof Mark Lewis (School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences) Prof David Parish (School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering) Prof Mike Caine (Loughborough University in London)

16 Management Chart (current) – see handout

17 Communications are Important  Publications  Opportunities to get together – formal and informal  Web/  VC’s Presentations – they are for you!  Web micro-sites  New staff website

18 How it really works here  What is the University?  An organisation  Academic entity  PEOPLE  In Practice  People make it work  Team work, collaboration, co-operation  Great university = Great people  Build your network who can help

19 We succeed together  Loughborough is a success  Sunday Times University of the Year  Strong results in league tables and National Student Survey  Best Student Experience 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010  Awarded 'Best International Students' Union of the Year 2009' by the National Union of Students (NUS)  Awarded seven Queen’s Anniversary Prizes (second most in UK)  Remember you are both a contributor and a beneficiary  You have made a good choice!


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