How did it come to this?
Below is the step by step journey we took over the last year to ensure that every move we make in the next three is as informed and
*We commissioned NUS Insight to produce a Strategic Planning Research Report, looking at our membership and services and aiming to provide recommendations on the creation of a new strategy.Download the NUS Report
Guided by this report we started a year long programme of consultation with students, staff and trustees gathering opinions and formulating a framework to build our Big Plan on. You can see what this consultation led to in this presentation which maps the aspects of the NUS survey onto reaction and consultation with our staff to create two solid goals: Represent our members and help them effect change and Ensure our members had the best student experience.Download the Consultation Presentation
So we had a direction, a series of aims that combined what we had done before, what was successful and what we could do better. It was time to look at how we could implement and measure the change we wanted to see. This is when we called Icarus who assessed the work we had done, interviewed the team and helped us both visualise and organise the strategy with a new 'Theory of Change' for our organisation.Download the Theory of Change
We now have 8 definable outcomes that we know we need to recognise to succeed in our goals. These outcomes are visions of the change we want to see and when you know the destination it becomes much easier to plan the route. From these outcomes we planned our activities and from our activities we planned our measures. Icarus gave us a way to plan our activities and then highlighted the multiple ways that we can measure our impact and gather feedback to further inform our strategy.Download Icarus' Report
You can download, print and share our Big Plan Handout here:
Download the Big Plan Handout