The Minerva Forum is a loose collaboration of colleagues at Oxford Brookes University who are interested in innovations in learning and teaching. A core membership of Minerva are the Brookes Teaching Fellows, however all colleagues are welcome to participate and contribute to the network.
The Minerva Webinar series started in February with Professor Helen Walkington discussing the cross university PESE project she is sponsoring: 'Get Published! An institutional Perspective on Undergraduate Research and its dissemination'. She outlined the ways staff and students at Brookes and associate colleges can engage with research as a pedagogic approach and how the research has shown that the dissemination phase of research is vitally important for students to develop a sense of ownership and creativity as well as to develop their employability. If you missed it, you can catch up with the recording available here.
Gina is a Principal Lecturer in the Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment and will be talking about the University’s Sustaining Mentoring Schemes Project which involves staff across all Faculties. She will describe the wide variety of mentoring activities already happening at Brookes (‘the 5Ps’) and how these can be supported, further developed and recognised so that mentoring becomes a more expected and habitual part of the university experience for students and staff alike. Key issues for the project are to make clearer what mentoring involves and its benefits, as well as providing resources for staff and students to start their own mentoring schemes.
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