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The Committee on the Office of Vice-Chancellor wants to hear a very wide range of views to help us ensure that we select the right person to be our new Vice-Chancellor. On behalf of the Committee I have been asked to organise a series of engagements which will include:

  • Focus Groups for staff and students at the University
  • A survey, available to anyone who has an interest in this process
  • Targeted letters to some of our important partners

This tells you how you can get involved.

Focus Groups

We are running 17 focus groups during February, each for a maximum of 20 people. Experience shows that it is better to have people from similar organisational groupings at each focus group so we have established different groups for academics, professional services, students etc. Below you will find links to these events which allow you to book a ‘ticket’ through Eventbrite. This allows us to manage numbers, produce attendance lists etc. automatically.

At each focus group we will be asking five questions about the future of the University and what will be needed to lead it. We will take notes and these will feed into the Committee.


  • Click on the link for the focus group relevant to you.
  • Click ‘Select a date’ and select the required session; Click ‘Register’
  • In the drop down box for the required session, select ‘1’; Click ‘checkout’
  • Complete name, email address and password and then click ‘Complete Registration’


Alongside the focus groups, and to expand the reach of this engagement, we have created a survey which will give anyone the opportunity to provide their views. It contains some multiple-choice questions and some free-text fields to allow ideas to be put forward. It is anonymous and I would encourage anyone who has an interest to spend a few minutes offering views.

The link to the survey is here and it will close on 23 Feb 18. The results of this survey will be shared with the Committee as part of the overall feedback on the engagement exercise.

Please note this opportunity to contribute is separate from the Governance Effectiveness Review being conducted by the Halpin Partnership:

Richard Brooks

Director of HR

University of Bath

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