Your Director of Studies (DoS) is responsible for supporting your learning - arranging supervisions, monitoring your progress, and more.
Your Director of Studies' commitment to you:
- providing introductory material before you arrive
- explain the teaching system and help you find the best way to learn
- meeting you at the beginning and end of each Term to advise on a programme of work
- monitoring your progress through supervision reports
- recommending University lectures, classes and practicals
- Identifying University, College and Departmental Libraries and IT resources
- arranging supervisions for College teaching
- liaising with you and your tutor if you appear to be struggling
- noting and, where appropriate, acting on feedback from students on supervisors
- checking examination entries and informing you of the results
- advising on postgraduate courses
- writing references
Your commitment to your Director Studies:
Your own commitments for a successful relationship with your Director of Studies include:
- attending regular and one-off meetings, including those held at the beginning and end of term
- dealing promptly with correspondence and requests from your DoS, Sidney and University departments
- attending supervisions, being properly prepared
- giving as much notice as possible to both the supervisor, and DoS of absences
- following their advice and guidance
A University-wide outline of the role of Directors' of Studies is maintained by the Senior Tutors' Committee.
Visit our People page to look up your Director(s) of Studies' contact details.