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, in 2017/18 this was 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
Thursday 19 September 2018 9:30am-3:30pm Welcome event for new members CB 4.7
Tuesday 9 October 12:15pm-2:05pm Forum meeting WH Council Chamber
Tuesday 4 December 12:15pm-2:15pm Forum meeting WH Council Chamber
Tuesday 2 February 2019 12:15pm-2:15pm Forum meeting WH Council Chamber
Thursday 21 March 12:15pm-2:15pm Forum meeting WH Council Chamber
tbc May All day event (times tbc) Away Day tbc

Annual Away Day

The 2019 Directors of Studies Away Day will take place on in May or June 2019.

Further details will be available later in the year. 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.

DoS Planning Group

The DoS Planning Group drafts the agenda and programme for our both the scheduled meeting of the Forum and the annual Away Day. Our current members are:

  • Dr Marina De Vos (Science; Computer Science: PGT DoS)
  • Dr Stephen Flower (Science; Natural Science: UG DoS)
  • Nick Haddington (Science; Pharmacy and Pharmacology: PGT DoS)
  • Dr Richard Joiner (H&SS; Psychology: DoT)

There are therefore a number of vacancies for the Planning Group and both DoS and DoT are invited to contact Shaun Stephenson-McGall (Student Engagement Manager) with expressions of interest.

Colleagues from Engineering and Design, Humanities and Social Sciences and Management in particular would be encouraged to express interest in joining the group. In the event of large interest in these roles, the existing members of the DoS Planning Group together with Shaun Stephenson-McGall will ensure a suitably balanced membership.

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