Human Resources

Leaders Forum

The purpose of the Leaders Forum is to establish a community of leaders across the University, to encourage collaboration, communication and commitment in addressing the strategic challenges facing the Institution.


The objectives of the Leaders Forum are:

  • To bring together senior leaders of the University to address current issues and challenges
  • To unify the University leadership community around shared objectives and priorities
  • To help ensure consistent communication of key strategic messages
  • To encourage improved cascade of communication throughout the University
  • To build ownership of and commitment to key strategic activities


  • The Principal
  • Heads of Colleges
  • Heads of Schools
  • Heads of Professional Services Groups
  • Vice and Assistant Principals
  • College Registrars
  • Deans
  • Directors of Professional Services
  • Heads of Professional Services Departments

Membership has been agreed by Heads of College and Heads of Professional Services

Forum dates & themes

The overaching theme of the Leaders Forum is One University of Edinburgh. Each forum meeting focuses on a specific topic to support the overaching theme.

Past themes have included: Leading the University, Engagement, Shaping the Future, Turning Strategy 2030 into reality.