Educational Leaders Forum (ELF)

Educational Leaders Fora (ELF) is an online meeting for all Brookes’ Programme Leaders and Subject-Coordinators on the first Wednesday of each month. 

Join us in an interactive discussion about your activities and priorities with key speakers highlighting essential information from across Brookes and the wider HE sector. With the opportunity to network and share good practices, ELF offers a platform that aims to be supportive, productive, and constructive in programme leadership. 

After each ELF session, resources are shared through the Programme leaders' forum on Google Space. So, if you cannot attend, you can still catch up with the recording, resources and notifications when you can. If you still need to join our Google SPACE, please email

Sign up for the Educational Leaders Forum (ELF) and join us for interactive sessions. 

You might also be interested in our Leadership and Management workshops available via the staff portal to support and enhance your CPD. 

Forthcoming ELF Sessions

ELF 2023/24 will be at the new time of 9.15am - 10.00am.

Wednesday 4 October 2023, 9.15am - 10.00am, Student-Staff Partnerships
Elizabeth Mullenger, Student-Staff Partnership Officer, Oxford Centre for Academic Enhancement and Development (OCAED).

Funding opportunity to Develop Academic and Educational Leadership (DEAL) for programme leaders and subject co-ordinators

Calling all programme leaders and subject co-ordinators, for the second year running, we are pleased to announce we have a fund to support CPD opportunities for you, our Academic and Educational Leaders. If you are a Programme leader or subject co-ordinator you can apply for funds to further develop your leadership. 

This may be in the form of: 

  • a small project to enhance your programme or department, or 
  • presentation or attendance at a conference or 
  • engagement with other CPD that is not provided at Brookes.

Please note the funding available is up to £500 and must be used by 1 July 2024. If you are successful, at the end of your activity you will commit to providing a brief summary (up to a page) outlining learning from the funded activity, dissemination, application, and impact.

Your application will be scored on the Deal Funding Rubric. For any queries regarding DEAL, please contact

Deadline: Thursday 2 November at 5.00pm