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Temporary teaching exemption requests

How full-time and part-time academic and teaching staff can request teaching exemptions.

Temporary teaching exemption (TTE) requests

The process is now complete for the 2022/23 academic year.

If you are a new member of staff or your circumstances change significantly you can still submit an exemption request.

What you'll need to complete

If you are a member of academic staff (including teaching-only staff) – either full-time or part-time - who wishes to request an exemption from teaching during certain hours of the week, you should complete the Group 1 Temporary Teaching Exemption Request Form. Those who meet the above criteria and wish to request the same exemptions as last year must also complete the Group 1 form as requests will not be carried forward from previous academic years. When you have completed the form, please submit it to your Head of Department.

If you are a part-time member of academic staff (including teaching-only staff) with a defined part-time hours contract or current Flexible Working arrangement and you want to ensure that teaching hours are only scheduled in your defined hours, you should complete the Group 2 Defined Part-time Hours Form. You should check first with your HR Operations Administrator if you think this may apply to you. This group only applies to a handful of staff with specific defined hours and FWA contracts. When you have completed the form, please return it to Rachel Harvey or Caroline Turrell in Academic Registry.

If you do not submit an exemption, it will be assumed that you will be available for all 55 approved teaching hours in each teaching week.

To download these files, you must be connected to the University of Bath network or log in with your University username and password.


If you have any questions, please contact us.