University of Bath

University Doctoral Studies Committee (UDSC)

Responsible to Senate for Strategic coordination.

The Committee is 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.

Full responsibilities of the committee are detailed in the terms of reference.


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

    Name Position Term of Office
    Professor J Bradshaw Chair, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International and Doctoral) ex-officio
    Professor J Knight Vice-Chair, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) ex-officio
    Professor C Mitchell Academic Director of the Doctoral College ex-officio
    Mr Liam Emery SU Postgraduate Officer ex-officio
    one student elected by the SU and from the doctoral student community ex-officio
    Associate Dean (Research) from each faculty and school ex-officio
    Faculty/School Directors of Doctoral Studies

    The following officers routinely attend:

    Name Position Term of Office
    Mr S Gane Head of Doctoral Recruitment and Progammes ex-officio
    Dr J Brice Head of Doctoral Development and Student Experience ex-officio
    Doctoral Quality Framework Officer ex-officio
    Representation and Engagement Management, SU (observer)
    Miss Dorcas Mumford Secretary

    Other univeristy officers will attend meetings of the committee either on a routine basis or in respect of relevant items of university business.

Meetings and minutes


    • 13 September 2018
    • 8 November 2018
    • 31 January 2019
    • 21 March 2019
    • 23 May 2019
    • 25 July 2019


    Please note that the summaries and minutes of meetings of the committee published above exclude information which the university has declared will not be routinely published under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Further information about the Act (including the reasons why such information is exempt from publication). If you have any queries about business conducted by the Committee and cannot find reference to it in the summaries/minutes published here, please contact Dorcas Mumford.