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Mentors/mentees sought

The University is recruiting applicants for the 2015 Mentoring Connections programme.

Mentoring gave me the confidence to apply for a promotion

Mentoring Connections is open to all academic and support services staff, who can apply to become either a mentor or a mentee.

Now in its third year, the successful initiative is delivered jointly by the Learning & Development team and the Institute for Academic Development, and matches staff wishing to develop their career with more experienced colleagues.

It encourages participants to meet and discuss issues such as work-life balance, career development and promotion paths, and to set goals and evaluate progress.

Mentoring Connections: apply now

All staff welcome

All staff are invited to apply to the programme and applicants will be matched throughout February and March.

Mentee applications are particularly encouraged from:

  • female academics
  • researchers
  • new international colleagues
  • new and aspiring University leaders
  • colleagues who, through their annual review process, have identified the need for mentoring around career or professional development.

Programme organisers are also keen to recruit mentors who are UoE Grade 9 or above.

Taster workshops

A series of hands-on workshops will be held in February and March for staff who are new to mentoring or who would like a refresher.

Participants will have the chance to try out established mentoring practices and take away materials to guide them in the use of mentoring tools.

For further information on the programme, mentor/mentee roles and workshop dates, or to request to work with a specific programme participant, contact Marie Leadbetter.

Marie Leadbetter

HR/OD Partner, Learning and Development

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Mentoring Connections

Learning & Development

Institute for Academic Development