Educational Leaders Forum (ELF)

Sign up for the Educational Leaders Forum (ELF)

Educational Leaders Fora (ELF) is an online meeting for all Oxford 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 Oxford Brookes and the wider HE sector. Supporting OCAED's ambition to enable and sustain educational and educational innovation leadership, ELF offers a platform for a community of practice 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

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

Contact us

Oxford Centre for Academic Enhancement and Development

+44 (0)1865 535100

Forthcoming ELF Sessions

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

The next ELF session will be on 3 July 2024, 9.15am - 10.00am with Guest speakers Paul Boustead and Siobhan O'Reilly on the theme of Leadership. ELF will be taking a break in August and will return on 4 September, when we will revisit Principles for the effective and ethical use of GenAI in TLA at Oxford Brookes.

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 Oxford 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

2023 call now closed.