Affiliated groups

  • Oxford Brookes works in partnership with regional further education colleges, particularly with staff who are involved in teaching and supporting partnership programmes.

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    Lead contact: Ian Whiting

    The Association for Project Management (APM) is committed to developing and promoting project and programme management.

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    Lead contact: Kay Tillyer

    The AUA offer support to help you enhance your career, boost your job prospects and create valuable networking opportunities.

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    Lead contact: Mary Deane

    CCI is a group of researchers and educators committed to research, cross-institutional dialogue and policy change within four key areas of: internationalising the curriculum for all; critical clarification and problematisation of the complex concepts of internationalisation and global citizenship; the embedding of responsible and ethical engagement with social and environmental issues in the graduate attribute of global citizenship; and developing a research community that shares and develops good practice.

    More about Centre for Curriculum Internationalisation (CCI)

    Lead contact: Valerie Fawcett

    The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the professional body for HR and people development with over 130000 members internationally. Valerie is also part of the Special Interest Group in Coaching and Mentoring within the CIPD.

    More about the CIPD

    Lead contact: Rhona Sharpe

    ELESIG is an international community of researchers and practitioners from higher and further education who are involved in investigations of learners' experiences and uses of technology in learning. ELESIG members work together to share knowledge and practice and develop a shared repertoire of resources which will be of benefit to the community and the sector.

    More about ELESIG

    Lead contact: Rhona Sharpe

    The Heads of Educational Development Group provides excellent opportunities for networking, collaboration and discussion for representatives from a large number of Higher Education Institutions across Britain.

    More about HEDG

    Lead contact: Kay Tillyer

    ILM is the UK’s leading provider of leadership, coaching and management qualifications and training.

    Lead contact: Rhona Sharpe

    The Experts Group comprises of representatives from further and higher education and meets three times a year to receive updates from the e-Learning Programme, to offer advice and feedback to Jisc funded project teams, and to comment on the direction of future work of the programme.

    More about JISC Learning and Teaching Experts Group

    Lead contact: Alison Cross

    The Leadership Foundation is committed to developing and improving the management and leadership skills of existing and future leaders of higher education. 

    Lead contact: Ian Whiting

    MSDP acts as a channel of communication and co-operation on HE staff development activities within the Midlands, and provides a forum for discussion and dialogue with the Leadership Foundation and other bodies.

    More about MSDP

    Lead contact: Ian Whiting

    The committee aims to lead and support research and scholarship for SEDA through providing opportunities for research and scholarship activities in educational development, developing SEDA and its members in their research and scholarship capabilities and raising the standard of Research and scholarship in educational development.

    More about SEDA Scholarship and Research Committee

    Lead contact: Ian Whiting

    The Staff Development Forum (SDF) is a not-for-profit charitable organisation, representing and working with staff and organisational developers in Higher Education (HE) to enhance the efficiency, effectiveness and organisational performance of the sector and its workforce.

    Lead contact: Neil Currant


    The Higher Education Academy (HEA) is the national body which champions teaching quality. The HEA mission is to improve learning outcomes by raising the quality and status of teaching in higher education as an essential driver for student success. The HEA promotes the UK Professional Standards Framework, which is a benchmark for standards throughout the stages of an individual’s career.