Following the successful pilot of the Graduate School Mentoring Programme for Postgraduate Researchers, we are pleased to announce the launch of the second round. Dr Lois Calder, Dean of the Graduate School, introduces the programme in the video below. A copy of the slides can be accessed here.
We are now inviting expressions of interest. If you would like to be involved, we first ask you to please complete a short application form for PGR mentors or mentees, or for staff mentors. A training session will be held in early June for all mentors and mentees and a recording will be shared after you have signed up.
Partnerships will then begin a cycle of mentoring over 10 months from June 2023 to March 2024. The time commitment is approximately 10 x 45 mins meetings over 10 months, with additional support as agreed in between. Please refer to the Mentoring Programme Handbook for full details on what to expect.
The benefits of mentoring are significant for both mentors and mentees, and we hope you will take full advantage of the programme, which will allow you to develop skills and to enhance your support network!
Some of the best aspects about the Mentoring Programme, as told by previous mentees, are:
• “Meeting a researcher outside my personal PhD project who was supportive and interested in [my subject].”
• “Having an impartial person to ask about the PhD process and for general advice without worry.”
• “The opportunity to receive guidance, support and advice from an experienced mentor helped me to navigate several challenges.”