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Title: Welcome to Newcastle University

Welcome to Newcastle University
Welcome and Introduction to the Programme
  • Helen Doyle
  • Staff Development Manager

  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Vision 2021 and the way ahead
  • Strategic Objectives Counting What Matters
  • Coffee
  • Organisation, Structure and Governance or Who
    Runs Your University?
  • Human Resources at Newcastle University
  • Staff Development Opportunities
  • Professional Association/Trade Union
  • Lunch Close
  • Tour of campus (optional)

Questions to answer
  • 1 What is the Universitys core business?
  • 2 Who are its key senior people?
  • 3 How is the University organised and governed?
  • 4 What are the Universitys policies on
    employment-related matters?
  • 5 What opportunities will be available to you for
    development and training?

Vision 2021 and the way ahead
Professor Tony Stevenson Pro-Vice-Chancellor
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  • Our vision is of Newcastle as a civic university
    with a global reputation for academic excellence
  • A world-class civic university
  • Excellence with a purpose
  • Two questions we always ask about our work
  • What are we good at?
  • What are we good for?

  • To be a world-class research-intensive university
  • To deliver teaching and facilitate learning of
    the highest quality
  • To play a leading role in the economic, social
    and cultural development of the North East of
  • Core Functions
  • Research Innovation
  • Learning Teaching
  • Engagement

Institutional Objectives
  • Top 20 in the UK for research
  • Top 20 in the UK for student satisfaction
  • Focus on three societal challenge themes
  • Ageing
  • Social Renewal
  • Sustainability
  • A significant international, national and
    regional profile and reputation
  • Financial and environmental sustainability
  • For each objective, what are our KPIs?
  • E.g
  • Research income / FTE
  • Citations
  • PhD graduations / FTE
  • For each KPI, what is the target?
  • E.g
  • Russell Group median

A World-class Civic University

Core function and Faculty objectives
  • Research Objectives
  • Learning and Teaching Objectives
  • Engagement and Internationalisation Objectives
  • Medical Sciences Objectives
  • HaSS Objectives
  • SAgE Objectives

Each set of objectives is followed by KPIs and
The new world From Sept 2012
  • Fees Students pay for practically the entirety
    of their teaching. The state may, in some areas,
    contribute a top-up
  • The change in funding arrangements
  • Our HEFCE direct grant will decline from 33 of
    income to 20 of income
  • Our overall state funding will decline from 46
    of income to 34 of income
  • Student tuition fees will rise from 27 of
    income to 40 of income
  • University teaching income used to come from
    state (i.e. Taxpayers) money via HEFCE. In the
    new system it will come from student fees come
    via Student Loans Company
  • Deregulation of Assigned Student Numbers
  • Free market for recruiting students with A-levels
    at AAB for Sept 2012, and ABB for Sept 2013
  • A certain number of places set aside nationally
    for universities with lower fees
  • Flat-cash settlement on research masks
    real-term, infrastructural and other cutbacks.
    Perhaps worse to come in next Comprehensive
    Spending Review watch out on 26 June 2013

  • 40 of our income is premised on recruiting the
    requisite number of students, and meeting their
  • ... in an increasingly competitive free-market HE

Please keep this in mind for Visit Days,
teaching, feedback assessment, and all
activities relating to student satisfaction.
Snapshot of our rankings position in Russell Group
  • Categories
  • World university rankings
  • Finance
  • Research
  • Student Experience
  • Can be done a snapshot for current year, or (in
    each category) over time
  • Many other possibilities
  • National rankings (E.g. various newspapers)
  • Partial rankings (E.g. ISB, PRES, PTES, ...)
  • Mappings (E.g. U-multirank)

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Our priorities for this year
  • REF
  • Outputs (65)
  • Impact (20)
  • Environment (15)
  • Recruitment
  • Students Fierce competition for fewer numbers
  • Home (UK), EU, International
  • Undergraduate, PG taught, PG research
  • Staff Good research, teaching, support

Reiterate what we believe in
  • The concept of a world-class civic university
  • Excellence with a purpose
  • Research-informed teaching
  • One University
  • Broad academic base
  • Parity of esteem between research and teaching
  • Education for life

  • We start from a good base
  • Healthy financial position
  • Still recruiting staff
  • Strong academic reputation
  • Great student experience in a great city
  • Good employability record
  • International footprint
  • But the future is not predetermined ...
  • Theres a lot of work to do

Thank you, and welcome
Newcastle Universitys Strategic
ObjectivesLearning How to Count and Counting
What Matters
Steve Frater Director of Planning
Newcastle University 2012/13
Total Student Population 21,378
130 Countries China 25 Singapore 10 Malaysia
6 India 4 Greece 3 Nigeria 3
Diversity Balance
International 6,247 29
UK Based 15,131 71
FMS 4,680 22
About 5,000 staff
Post Grad Taught 3,769 18
Part Time 1,500 7
Academic Incubator
Under Grad 15,060 73
Changing Market?
Full Time 19,160 93
Post Grad Research 1,831 9
Institutional Objectives
Top 20 in UK for Research
Top 20 in UK for Student Satisfaction
Focus on Three Selected Societal Challenge
Significant International, National and Regional
Financial and Environmental Sustainability
Where do we fit in?
1. Top 20 in the UK for Research
What do we focus on?
  • Being Research Intensive Research Strategies
    in all Schools
  • Focus on prestige publications
  • Research Informed teaching
  • Its expensive competitive Average income per
    academic staff member Total Research income
  • Regional and national comparisons
  • National Assessment Process Research Excellence
  • Currently 27th Quality. 17th Power.
  • What is it good for? Impact
  • News
  • Patents
  • Spin out companies
  • Cash
  • Benefit to society

1. Top 20 in the UK for Research
How Good ? Research Assessment Exercise 2008

In 26 of 38 Units of Assessment 50
internationally excellent or world leading
1. Top 20 in the UK for Research
  • Ageing and Health The Fusion of Arts,
    Science, Culture and Heritage
  • Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Computing and Software Reliability
    Digital Media Energy
  • Engineering Biology System Biology and
    Molecular Agriculture
  • Engineering Design The Environment,
    Sustainability and Earth Systems
  • Ethics Life Sciences Gender and Womans
  • Health Services Research Human Genetics
    Informatics Chemical Processing
  • Language and Linguistics Marine Engineering
    Medical Imaging Music
  • Nanotechnology Neurosciences
    Psychology, Brain and Behaviour
  • Public Policy The Rural Economy Sensors,
    Biosensors and Electronics

Research Grants Contracts Income (k)
2. Top 20 in the UK for student satisfaction
What do we focus on?
  • Entry Standards (AAB/ABB)
  • Widening Participation - Low Participation
    Neighbourhoods, Social Groups
  • Attendance
  • Internal Surveys
  • National assessment processes - Quality
    Assurance - Student Survey (National Student
    Survey NSS 90 target)
  • Employability - Overall
  • - Graduate level jobs in Times league table
  • Post Graduate Student numbers Satisfaction
  • Post Graduate Research Completion rates

  • 90 institutional minimum
  • for student satisfaction
  • 23 Questions in 7 areas
  • Teaching on my course
  • Assessment and feedback
  • Academic support
  • Organisation and management
  • Learning Resources
  • Personal Development
  • Overall Satisfaction

2012 - 89 (89 last year) (Sector 85)
14th nationally 6th out of 24 in
expanded Russell Group
  • Issues ?
  • We have an objective of 90 on Overall
    Satisfaction 90 in 25 subjects, out of 47
  • Assessment and feedback 67 (Sector average -
  • Ability to access general IT resources - 86
    (up from 82. Sector - 85)

2. 90 institutional minimumfor student
How did you do in 2012 ?

3. Focussed on 3 Societal Challenge Themes
What do we focus on?
  • One theme launched for each of three years.
    Then ongoing.
  • Expertise at Newcastle
  • Global interest, local resonance
  • Public Engagement
  • Led by a Faculty, but multi disciplinary.
  • Ageing
  • Sustainability
  • Social Renewal
  • Broad Staff commitment - Not just a few
    research stars
  • Outputs Debates, Conference, Lectures,
    Presentations, Competitions,
  • Alumni engagement, Commercial engagement
  • Societal impact.

Themes that affect us all
4. A Significant International Profile
What do we focus on?
  • Strategic Partners Groningen (Netherlands) Mo
    nash (Melbourne, Australia)
  • (Joint PG Degrees, Academic Student
  • In Country Delivery Numed Malaysia Medica
    l Campus
  • Singapore Institute of Technology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Food and Human Nutrition
  • Marine Engineering, Offshore Engineering
  • and Naval Architecture
  • Mechanical Design and Manufacturing
  • International student body
  • International Citations - Which Newcastle?
  • International Employers

Partnerships In Country Delivery
Newcastle University

NUMed CampusNusajaya, Malaysia
Singapore Institute of TechnologySingapore
European Student Exchange programmes
Newcastle University

4. Engagement(Regional, National, International)
  • Fulfil our obligations social responsibilities
  • Environment, Sustainability, Regeneration.
  • Engage with local stakeholders
  • City Council, Newcastle/Gateshead Initiative,
    Local Enterprise Partnership Universities for
    North East
  • City regionally based organisations (e.g.
    Lit. Phil, faith communities)
  • Sage Gateshead
  • Offer what we have. Cultural Quarter
  • Museums Great North Museum
    Hancock Hatton Gallery
  • Public Lectures
  • Concerts
  • Northern Stage
  • New Writing North

The Cultural offer
Public Lectures - a programme to inform,
stimulate, entertain, and excite
debate http//www.ncl.ac.uk/events/public-lectures
/ Great North Museum Hancock - Free entry and
great for all ages (now houses all the 3
University museums) http//www.twmuseums.org.uk/g
reat-north-museum.html Hatton Gallery - Free
entry http//www.twmuseums.org.uk/hatton-galler
y.html Northern Stage - great theatre on
campus http//www.northernstage.co.uk/ Newcastle
Centre for the Literary Arts - programme of
events open to all http//www.ncl.ac.uk/ncla/
Newcastle University
Where does our Income come from and where is it
5. Financial and Environmental Sustainability
Total Income 2011/12 380m
Total Expenditure 2011/12 372m
Change is happening
5. Environmental SustainabilityOperational
Challenging Government targets on carbon
  • Recent achievements include
  • Recycling rate now over 90.
  • 18 reduction in car usage, 14 increase in
    public transport usage to travel to work,
  • Trial of electric cars and charging points on
  • Biodiversity projects, including reduction of
    pesticide / herbicide use and creation of
    allotments, woodland corridors and wildlife
    friendly areas.
  • Platinum EcoCampus award (2012) (The leading
    Environmental Management System and Award Scheme
    for the Higher and Further Education sectors)
  • Extensive staff, student and community engagement

Find out more - Get Involved - Become an
Environmental Coordinator www.ncl.ac.uk/saveit
5. Environmental SustainabilityResearch
Newcastle Universitys second societal challenge
theme is Sustainability. The Newcastle
Institute for Research on Sustainability NIReS
aims to bring people together to develop
sustainable responses to the great challenges of
our age ensuring that everyone has access to a
fair share of the worlds resources in perpetuity.
  • For more information, please visit
  • www.ncl.ac.uk/sustainability
  • Enough, for all, forever.

  • Newcastle University is a Russell Group
  • Large and growing student population
  • Large employer (3rd largest based on Tyneside ?)
  • Income as big as Manchester United (but without
    the enormous debt)
  • Offer a very broad range of educational
  • World-class reputation for research excellence
  • spearheading three major societal challenges with
    impact on global society.
  • Ageing
  • Sustainability
  • Social Renewal
  • Research income 50 more than the other 4
    universities in the North East combined
  • We ranked 17th in The Sunday Times 2012 Survey
  • Amongst our peers, in 2012 Newcastle ranked
  • 16th in the UK for employability of its graduates
  • 14th in the UK for student satisfaction
  • First UK university to establish a fully owned
    international branch campus for medicine. NUMed
    Malaysia - opened 2011
  • Doing well against Strategic Objectives,
  • but will do better Thank you

Newcastle University, Organisation, Structure and
GovernanceorWho Runs Your University?
  • Dr John Hogan
  • Registrar

Governance structures at the Newcastle University
  • 1963 Act of Parliament
  • Court large body, external facing, lay majority
  • Council the supreme governing body
  • Senate the supreme governing and executive body
    in all academic matters
  • Academic Board all academic and equivalent
  • Convocation all graduates
  • Faculties schools/institutes

Academic Structure
  • 3 Faculties Humanities Social Sciences
  • Medical Sciences
  • Science, Agriculture Engineering
  • Schools, Research Institutes and Centres
  • Pro-Vice-Chancellors for Faculties
  • Deans Postgraduate, Undergraduate, Research
    (and Business Development, International,
    Clinical Medicine)
  • Heads of Schools/Institutes

Professional Support Services
  • Accommodation, Hospitality Services and Sport
  • Development and Alumni Relations Office
  • Estate Support Service
  • Executive Office
  • Finance and Planning
  • Human Resources
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Support
  • Information Systems and Services
  • Internal Audit
  • Library
  • Marketing and Student Recruitment Directorate
  • Medical Sciences Faculty Support Team
  • Public Relations
  • Research and Enterprise Services
  • Science, Agriculture and Engineering Faculty
    Support Team
  • Student and Academic Services

  • Governing body of the University
  • Responsible for University finances
  • Formally accountable for all aspects of the
    University including its overall performance and
    the propriety of its operations
  • Up to 25 members
  • Lay majority
  • Chair - a lay member

  • Supreme authority on academic matters
  • Responsible for regulating and directing the
    academic work of the University
  • Up to 36 members majority elected
  • Chair - Vice-Chancellor

Lay Officers
  • Chancellor Sir Liam Donaldson
  • Chair of Council and Pro-Chancellor Mark
  • Vice-Chair of Council Jacqui Henderson
  • Honorary Treasurer Peter Johnson

Senior Management Team
Vice-Chancellor Professor Chris Brink
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Ella Ritchie Pro-Vice-Chancellor Medical Sciences Professor Chris Day
Pro-Vice-Chancellor Planning Resources Professor Tony Stevenson Pro-Vice-Chancellor Science, Agriculture Engineering Professor Steve Homans
Pro-Vice-Chancellor Learning Teaching Professor Suzanne Cholerton Registrar Dr John Hogan
Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research Innovation Professor Nick Wright Executive Director of Finance Mr Richard Dale
Pro-Vice-Chancellor Humanities and Social Sciences Professor Charles Harvey Executive Director of Human Resources - Mrs Veryan Johnston
Executive Board
  • Overseeing management of the Universitys
    business and the communication and implementation
    of its strategies.
  • Monitoring the academic and financial performance
    of all budgetary units and the University as a
  • Evaluation of academic and business opportunities
    and proposals for major new initiatives.
  • Determining the Universitys annual budgetary

Executive BoardAgenda, 9 July 2013
  • Health and Safety
  • Strategic Chair cases.
  • HSS
  • Medical Sciences
  • Acceptance of a donation
  • Academic Board vacancies on Court
  • Preparation for the REF 2014
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering
  • Project Management report for May 2013
  • Postgraduate applications as at 1 July 2013
  • Student Entrepreneurship Think Tank

How do I find out?
  • https//my.ncl.ac.uk/staff/

Human ResourcesVeryan JohnstonExecutive
Director of Human Resources
HR Strategic Objectives
  • Be a great place to work with employees committed
    to University objectives and valued for their
  • Reward and Recognition
  • Communication
  • Improve the profile and performance of the
    University by recruiting and developing high
    calibre employees with appropriate external
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Induction

HR Strategic Objectives
  • Develop a high performance culture in which
    delivery to agreed standards and objectives is
    the norm
  • Performance and Development Review
  • Training and Development
  • Develop an efficient, effective and sustainable
    employment environment
  • Competitive cost effective employment package
  • Flexible working practices

HR Strategic Objectives
  • Promote diversity, flexibility and innovation by
    developing organisational capability and culture
  • Culture of dignity and respect
  • Leadership Development
  • Promote a safe and healthy environment in which
    students and staff take a proactive approach to
    their own health and safety
  • Workplace Wellbeing
  • Safety first

What can you expect from us?
  • Contract
  • Communication
  • Development and Career Progression
  • Safe and healthy environment
  • Benefits
  • Pensions
  • Facilities, e.g. Library, sports
  • NU Options

What do we need from you?
  • Tell us what you think and what you need
  • Be an ambassador
  • Share your skills, knowledge, experience
  • Be positive and constructive

Staff Development Opportunities
  • Helen Doyle
  • Staff Development Manager

Staff Development Unit
  • University-wide role
  • Staff development opportunities
  • How do we do this?
  • Learning Resource Centre
  • Future plans
  • Staffing
  • Location

The Staff Development Units Mission
  • The SDU is here to anticipate, identify and
    fulfil the development potential of our
    University. We work collaboratively at an
    individual and organisational level to enable
    continuing achievement of the Universitys

University-wide Role
  • Development opportunities for all staff
  • Advisory service for Managers
  • Personal and Management Development
  • IT Training
  • CPD for Academic Staff and Research Staff
  • Leadership Management Development Opportunities
  • www.ncl.ac.uk/staffdev

How do we do this?
  • Tailor-made development activities for
    individuals, academic/service units
  • A comprehensive Open Programme
  • One to one coaching/mentoring, development
  • Development Programmes e.g. Principal
    Investigator (PI) programme, NewStart programme,
    HASS faculty futures, NU Professors
  • Career Pathways Framework and advice for Research
  • Accredited Programmes e.g. CASAP, NTA, SSSDP
  • Vocational Qualifications ECDL, MOS

Open Programme
  • Motivating Staff in Challenging Times
  • Events Planning Management
  • Maximising your Memory
  • Self-hypnosis and Stress Management
  • Microsoft Office application training e.g. Word,
    Excel, Outlook
  • EndNote, SPSS
  • Strategies for Research Success
  • Academic Writing
  • Presentation Skills
  • Getting the most from your PDR
  • The Essentials of Project Management
  • Moving Mountains (Influencing Persuading)
  • Building Personal Impact
  • Time Management
  • Research Supervision
  • The Role of the Degree Programme Director
  • Four steps to (Research) independence
  • An Introduction to Current Teaching Room

Learning Resource Centre
  • LRC in the Staff Development Unit
  • Over 600 Resources available to staff
  • PDR online film
  • Web based learning materials
  • IT
  • Personal development
  • http//www.ncl.ac.uk/staffdev/lrc/

Current and planned projects
  • Leadership Succession Planning
  • Developing leaders to work internationally
  • Faculty Futures Development Programme for early
    career academic staff
  • Designing e-learning materials
  • Chameleon Management Development Programme
  • Production of Effective Performance Conversations
    online video
  • Enhancing digital literacy skills
  • Spotlight On series
  • Future Planning Event

QuILTCurrent and planned projects and services
  • Support for learning teaching development
  • Co-ordinating projects and initiatives on chosen
    institutional themes, such as assessment and
    feedback, personal tutoring and research-informed
  • Co-ordinating funding for learning and teaching
  • Supporting reward and recognition of excellence,
    including Vice-Chancellors Teaching Awards and
    National Teaching Fellowships
  • Disseminating good practice through communities,
    events and case studies
  • Support for the use of University-supported
    e-learning tools
  • Including the Blackboard VLE, ReCap lecture
    capture, e-portfolios, student response system,
    e-assessment and feedback
  • Quality assurance of new and existing programmes
  • Developing policy, and providing advice on and
    support for implementation
  • Support for student engagement
  • Gathering student opinion through module
    evaluation, National Student Survey, Postgraduate
    Research Evaluation Survey, International Student
    Barometer, Postgraduate Taught Evaluation Survey,
    maintaining You Said, We Did webpages, and
    working with the Students Union on the
    implementation of the framework for student
  • Support for external initiatives in learning and
  • Advising on the development of educational
    partnerships, partnerships and bids
  • http//www.ncl.ac.uk/quilt/

How to find us
Staff Development Unit, Ground Floor, King George
VI Building, Newcastle upon Tyne Telephone
enquiries to extension 7872
RVI Hospital
Queen Victoria Road
St Thomas Street
Staff Development Unit
Kings Road
Hotspur Public House
Oxfam Shop
Percy Street
Marks and Spencer
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