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University of Bath

Courses and Partnerships Approval Committee

We review proposals for new or changed programmes, collaborative arrangements, student exchange arrangements and professional accreditations.

We are responsible to Senate for the detailed scrutiny of full proposals for new courses, collaborative arrangements, student exchange arrangements, professional accreditations, and major changes to programmes, excluding withdrawals.

You can read the full responsibilities of the committee in the terms of reference.

Find out about our meeting dates and read the minutes of our meetings.

Terms of office expire on 31 July in the year stated.

Committee members

    • Dr Frances Laughton (Chair), appointed by Senate, term of office 2025
    • Dr Florin Bisset, Head of Learning Partnerships, term of office ex-officio
    • Dr Ricardo Codinhoto, Director of Studies/Director of Teaching from the Faculty of Engineering & Design, nominated by the Dean of Engineering and Design, term of office 2025
    • Dr Philip Cooper,, Associate Dean (Education), School of Management, ex officio
    • Dr Thalia Gjersoe, Associate Dean (Education), Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, ex officio
    • Professor Marion Harney, Associate Dean (Education), Faculty of Engineering and Design, ex officio
    • Professor Momna Hejmadi, Associate Dean (Education), Faculty of Science, ex officio
    • Julia Kildyushova, Students' Union Officer nominated by the Students' Union, term of office 2023
    • Jura Neverauskaite, Students' Union Postgraduate Officer, term of office 2023
    • Dr Peter Nuttall, Director of Studies/Director of Teaching from the School of Management nominated by the Dean of the School of Management, term of office 2020
    • Dr Simon Shaw, Director of Studies/Director of Teaching from the Faculty of Science nominated by the Dean of Science, term of office 2021
    • Dr Matteo de Tina Director of Studies/Director of Teaching from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences nominated by the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, term of office 2020

Routine attendees

In attendance

    On particular items, subject to the approval of the Chair

    • External and internal persons with relevant expertise to advise the committee
    • Members of academic staff to present proposals to the committee
    • Secretary Imogen Le Patourel