Affiliated groups

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

    More about Associate College Partnerships

    Lead contact: Ian Whiting

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

    More about the APM


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

    More about the AUA

    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

    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

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

    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

    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.

    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.