Brookes Scholarship Groups are teaching scholarship communities composed of cross-disciplinary academics and professional services staff (10 to 15 in total members) that engage in an active, collaborative, year-long programme on a theme of wide institutional relevance.
The overarching aims are to enhance student education and to learn with a community of peers. Each member applies to join the group and works on their own project within the theme. In addition, members of the group attend regular group meetings that accelerate and share learning and build a strong sense of community among members. Group meetings may variously take the form of seminars, reading groups, writing circles, mentoring circles or action learning sets.
Each scholarship group is supported by one or two facilitators from the Oxford CAED and is assigned a small fund to support the functions of the community – extra funds may be available for members or the group each year depending on the topic. There is no workload allocation for participation in these groups. Participating in the Brookes Scholarship Groups provides an excellent opportunity for learning across all academic staff and professional services staff.