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University of Bath

University Doctoral Studies Committee (UDSC)

We are responsible for the academic standards and coordination of doctoral study.

We are responsible to Senate for strategic coordination, the maintenance of high academic standards and the continuous improvement of the student experience for all doctoral study, including taught components of doctoral programmes and all Doctoral Training Entities.

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.

Committee members

    • Professor J Bradshaw (Chair), Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International and Doctoral), term of office ex-officio
    • Professor J Knight (Vice-Chair), Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), term of office ex-officio
    • Professor C Mitchell, Academic Director of the Doctoral College, term of office ex-officio
    • Ms J Zhou, SU Postgraduate Officer, term of office ex-officio
    • To be confirmed, One student elected by the SU and from the doctoral student community, term of office ex-officio
    • To be confirmed, Associate Dean (Research) from each faculty and school, term of office ex-officio
    • Dr S Clift, Directors of Doctoral Studies, Faculty of Engineering and Design
    • Professor B Verplanken, Director of Doctural Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Dr I Eggleston, Director of Doctural Studies, Faculty of Science

Routine attendees

    • Mr S Gane, Head of Doctoral Recruitment and Programmes, term of office ex-officio
    • Dr J Brice, Head of Doctoral Development and Student Experience, term of office ex-officio
    • Dr C McMurray, Doctoral Quality Framework Officer, term of office ex-officio
    • Ms C Slack, Student Voice Manager, SU (Observer)
    • Ms K Morley, Secretary