Scholarship Intern Programme (SchIP) Tool Kit


Dr Jenny Lawrence PFHEA, AFSEDA, M.Ed T&L HE. 


The Scholarship Intern Programme sees a staff-identified research project conducted in collaboration with a student employed as a scholarship intern. The programme aims to: develop collaborative learning communities; enhance and increase research and scholarship; and employer and/or community engagement.

The programme also responds to the wider “students as producers” and “students as partners” agenda (Neary and Winn 2009; Flint and Harrington, 2014). This toolkit guides you through 5 phases of activity, these phases will lead you through making a case for institutional investment in the initiative, building your college-specific programme, organising, running and reflecting on the success of your first call. Process maps, timeframes, planning advice and essential documentation are included.


Lawrence, Jenny (2018) Scholarship Intern Programme Tool-kit. The Scholarship Framework. Digital Resource available here -


 The extensive range of documentation and guidelines presented here was built in consultation with the learning communities at the University Centre, North Lindsey (UCNL) and East Coast (ECC) Colleges. Thank you to all the CHE teachers, students, managers and administrators who supported the development of this tool kit: Kerry Payne (ECC); Paul Bailey and Rose Cooper (University Centre, Yeovil College); Melanie Markham (Human Resources, UCNL), Tony Atkinson (Health and Safety, UCNL), Sarah Mullins; David Cross; Stephanie Codd, Steve Birchall, Caroline Fielder; Gillian Reid; Kay King; Aaron Flanagan; Jamie Helps; Kate Simpson; John Hartland, and Janet Bee all at UCNL.

Thank you Anne Clifford for help shaping the tool kit into manageable CHE-friendly form and commenting on an early draft. Gail Hall for illuminating the complexities of CHE cultures and comment on Phase 1 of the tool kit. Further thanks again to Anne Clifford and Andrew Penfold for picking up and running with the crucial issue of managing research ethics and integrity in CHE.

Special thanks must go to Maxina Butler-Holmes and Steve Johnstone, who introduced research internships to the University Centre, North Lindsey College. It is their vision and enthusiasm for CHE and determination to support the student and staff scholarly endeavour that is the very foundation of the work presented here.

Case Studies

Kate Anderson, David Cross and Hollie Wales
SchIP and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Serious gaming in Bio Sciences

Stephanie Codd
Writing a SchIP funding bid for a project working with external partners: A collaboration between University Centre North Lindsey and Lincoln Cathedral Libraries (Wren, Medieval and Exchequergate)

Stephanie Codd and Kevin Thompson
SchIP and Working with External Partners: Scholarly collaboration between University Centre North Lindsey College and Lincoln Cathedral Libraries (Wren, Medieval and Exchequergate)

Steven Johnstone
SchIP supporting institutional strategy: The Scholarship Engagament and Employability (SEE) Model at University Centre North Lindsey College

Laura Hickman, Sarah Mullins, Maxine Walker
SchIP responding to institutional policy: Evaluating success in homeless-focussed initiatives: social scientists in their community.


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