University of Bath

Directors of Studies Forum

Information about the Directors of Studies (Taught programmes) Forum and resources for Directors of Studies and Directors of Teaching.

Members and contact details

The Directors of Studies (Taught programmes) Forum run by and for Directors of Studies (DoS) and Directors of Teaching (DoTs) of both undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes. The forum enables more effective communication between DoS and DoTs as well as with the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching) on learning and teaching related topics , considers proposals for strategic change, and shares best practice.

The forum is chaired by the member of the Planning Group, currently Dr Polly McGuigan, Department for Health, and is attended by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

For any questions about the forum, please contact Shaun Stephenson-McGall, Student Engagement Manager.

An overall list of the Directors of Studies is maintained.

To contact all Directors of Teaching, email dofteaching@lists.bath.ac.uk.

To contact all Directors of UG Studies, email dofstudiesug@lists.bath.ac.uk.

To contact all Directors of PGT Studies, email dofstudiespgt@lists.bath.ac.uk.

To update any of these emails lists as well as the Directors of PGR Studies dofstudiespgr@lists.bath.ac.uk list please contact Shaun Stephenson-McGall, Student Engagement Manager.

Meeting dates

Forum meetings and other events during 2017/18 are as follows:

Date Time Meeting Venue
Tuesday 19 September 9:30am-1:30pm Welcome event for new members CB 5.1
Friday 20 October 9:15-11:05am Forum meeting 3W 4.7
Tuesday 21 November 12:15-2:15pm Forum meeting 4E 2.56
Thursday 25 January 12:15-2:15pm Forum meeting WH Council Chamber
Thursday 8 March 12:15-2:15pm Forum meeting WH Council Chamber
Tuesday 21 November 12:15-2:15pm Forum meeting WH Council Chamber
Wednesday 2 May 12:15-2:15pm Forum meeting WH Council Chamber
Thursday 17 May All day event (times tbc) Away Day Apex Hotel, James Street West, Bath

Annual away day

The 2018 Directors of Studies Away Day will take place on Thursday 17 May.

Further details will be available shortly. In the meantime, if you have any suggestions for activities or agenda items for the Away Day, please email Shaun Stephenson-McGall at s.a.stephenson-mcgall@bath.ac.uk.

The Away Day Planning Group drafts the agenda and programme for our annual Away Day. Our current members are:

  • Dr Sandrine Alegre
  • Dr Marina De Vos
  • Dr Stephen Flower
  • Nick Haddington
  • Dr Richard Joiner
  • Dr Caroline McFarlane
  • Dr Polly McGuigan
  • Sarah Jones

The planning group is supported by Professor Andrew Heath (Academic Director of the Centre for Learning & Teaching), Dr John Harris (Director of Academic Registry) and Shaun Stephenson-McGall (Student Engagement Manager).

Roles and responsibilities