This scheme is founded on the principles that experienced academic colleagues are best placed to help staff identify and connect with a suitable mentor, and that supporting less experienced colleagues by mentoring is a fundamental feature of an academic role. Organisation of the process is therefore rooted in the academic community, with a light administrative oversight and support for co-ordinators and mentors to develop the necessary skills and networks.
Mentoring scheme for staff in the Education and Research job family
An overview of mentoring and how to request one-to-one mentoring support from a more experienced colleague or become a mentor yourself.
Mentors in this context provide informal support for colleagues in their career and welfare. This is different from the mentors assigned to probationary lecturers who have a specific role. Mentoring is best performed by someone who has experience of the role the mentee is currently in, whether this refers to the whole scope of an academic career, broader experience outside the University, or a specific current concern.
The Education and Research Job Family includes lecturers, senior lecturers, readers, professors, research assistants and research fellows.
The scheme is open to all Education and Research staff who have completed probation. It is a voluntary, developmental scheme unconnected to career progression.
Any member of Education and Research staff (academics, researchers and teaching fellows) who would like to find a mentor, or offer their services as a mentor, should contact their departmental or school mentoring co-ordinator. Some departments may have arrangements specific to different groups − for example research associates, which are managed locally.
|Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering||Prof Andrew Heath|
|Department of Chemical Engineering||Prof John Chew|
|Department of Chemistry||Dr Adam Squires|
|Department of Computer Science||Prof Guy McCusker|
|Department of Economics||Dr Peter Postl|
|Department of Education||Elisabeth Barratt Hacking (probationers) and Hugo Santiago Sanchez (other staff)|
|Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering||Prof Cathryn Mitchell|
|Department for Health||Prof Fiona Gillison|
|Department of Life Sciences||Prof Stephen Husbands, Prof David Tosh and Prof Adele Murrell|
|School of Management||Prof Mairi Maclean|
|Department of Mathematical Sciences||Dr Cecile Mailler|
|Department of Mechanical Engineering||Debbie Janson|
|Department of Physics||Prof Dmitry Skryabin|
|Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies||Dr Paul Higate|
|Department of Psychology||Prof Paul Bain|
|Department of Social & Policy Sciences||Dr Kate Gooch|