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Academic Board

Academic Board is responsible for the academic leadership of research, scholarship, teaching and courses at the University.

Subject to provisions of the University's Articles of Government, the Board is responsible for:

  1. General issues relating to the research, scholarship, teaching and courses at the University, including criteria for the admission of students, the appointment and removal of internal and external examiners, policy and procedures for assessment and examination of the academic performance of students, the content of the curriculum, academic standards and the validation and review of courses, the procedures for the award of qualifications and honorary academic titles, and the procedures for the expulsion of students for academic reasons (such responsibilities are subject to requirements of validating and accrediting bodies where appropriate)
  2. Considering the development of the academic activities of the University and the resources needed to support them and for advising the Vice-Chancellor and the Board of Governors thereon
  3. Advising on such matters as the Board of Governors or the Vice-Chancellor may refer to the Academic Board.

Academic Board membership

2018/19 members

  • Professor Sue Rigby – Vice-Chancellor (Chair)
  • Professor Neil Sammells – Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost (Deputy Chair)
  • Christopher Ellicott – Registrar and Director of Student Services (Secretary)
  • Alison Baud – Director of Library and Learning Services
  • Annabelle Caley - Vice President: Education, Students' Union
  • Kerry Curtis – Associate Dean, Bath School of Art and Design (elected member)
  • Professor Paul Davies - Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching Quality
  • Camila Fuentes Diaz - Postgraduate student representative (elected member)
  • Ryan Lucas - President, Students' Union
  • Professor Rebecca McGuire-Snieckus - Research secondment from Psychology, College of Liberal Arts (elected member)
  • David Newman - University Secretary
  • Professor James Newman - Film, Media and Creative Computing, College of Liberal Arts (elected member)
  • Professor Kate Reynolds - Executive Dean, Institute for Education
  • Professor Andy Salmon – Executive Dean, College of Liberal Arts
  • Dr Mary Stakelum – Head of Postgraduate Programmes and Director of Research, Institute for Education (elected member)
  • Dr Richard Stamp - Subject leader, English Literature, College of Liberal Arts (elected member)
  • Professor John Strachan – Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise)
  • Professor Anita Taylor – Executive Dean, Bath School of Art and Design
  • Dr Charles Wiffen – Assistant Dean, College of Liberal Arts (elected member)

Academic Board subcommittees

Academic Board fulfils many of its responsibilities through an infrastructure of executive sub-committees. The Vice-Chancellor is an ex-officio member of all sub-committees of the Academic Board.

Academic Quality and Standards Committee:

Examination Boards:

  • Mitigating Circumstances Committee
  • Subject Examination Boards
  • Unfair Practice Committee
  • Higher Degrees (Research) Committee
  • Higher Degrees (Taught) Committee

Learning and Teaching Committee:

  • E-learning Committee
  • Modular Scheme Committee
  • Research, Consultancy and Scholarship Committee
  • School Boards.

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