Engage with Mentoring
Whatever your career stage or future goals, mentoring brings a powerful and refreshing opportunity to connect to colleagues, talk things through with the benefit of new perspectives, navigate the demands of your role, and find your own best way forward.
Mentoring is a learning conversation that supports good quality thinking. It’s a simple concept, but also a skilled educational practice.
It’s often positioned as a problem solving-mechanism, yet it doesn’t have to be centred on problems. Regular opportunities to sit down with a mentor, think things through, plan and prioritise can mean you work proactively, anticipate and avoid issues, and keep up momentum in your professional life.
In addition to the mentoring support available in your Schools and Institutes, the Researcher Development team offers a suite of mentoring programmes for researchers.
Catalyst is a career and leadership mentoring programme designed specifically for research staff, where senior academic staff mentors can help you get the most out of your role.
How to Recruit Your Own Mentor
Find out more about how to choose, recruit and work with a mentor.
If you are an early career academic (new Lecturer or Research Fellow), the ECDP also has a mentoring component.
Our mentoring expert Dr Kay Guccione is also available via email to discuss mentoring, to help you plan a local mentoring programme or event or to join the Mentoring Programme Leaders’ Network.