Human Resources

Managers' Forum 

'A great way for people to network, share and learn in a relaxed environment’

The Managers' Forum is a series of lunchtime, campus events, for all leaders, managers and team leaders at the University of Bath. The Forum runs three times a year, usually for an hour and half over lunchtime.

We invite external speakers from all walks of life to share their experiences. Feedback suggests participants find the external view stimulating and can transfer ideas and learning to their own contexts.

Past forums




Past events:

  • Forum 9 - How can universities be adaptable organisations?
  • Forum 8 - Your continuing professional development - why does it matter?
  • Forum 7 - Building morale and resilience - the key to surviving difficult times?
  • Forum 6 - Change at the University of Bath - a manager's tale
  • Forum 5 - Understanding and managing the impact of change
  • Forum 4 - Keeping positive in the face of change - notivating yourself and others
  • Forum 3 - Realising a high performing culture with real people - warts and all
  • Forum 2 - Leading and managing in a university - what's the reality for you?

If you would like further information on any of the above past events, please contact Staff Development on ext 6369 or email:

 What previous participants have said

  • 'Excellent presentation, can’t praise it highly enough'
  • 'I really enjoyed the event and it really made me think about the leadership role. Well done & thank you!'
  • 'Real-life examples of management, …themes are relevant to current issues'
  • The Managers' Forum 'helps to share good practice and helps one to understand the difficulties being shared elsewhere or to consider repercussions for others that might not be immediately evident in your own "bubble".