What is mentoring?

Mentoring involves one person providing support and guidance to another, in order to help them manage their own learning and development. Mentoring is rapidly becoming recognised worldwide as a highly effective developmental process for employees in many diverse organisations. To be most effective, mentoring needs to be a voluntary activity with the primary purpose of supporting the mentee’s learning and development. It is a relationship – rather than a management activity – that guarantees a safe and non-judgemental environment in which to learn.

The University-wide Mentoring Scheme is open to all University staff, regardless of job type or grade, who would like to be matched with another staff member.  This scheme aims to support the majority of people wishing to access mentoring, with a wide range of topics to choose from.  This scheme operates on an academic cycle. Although mentors can sign up at any time, mentees can only sign up at certain times. 2018-2019 dates are yet to be announced.  To sign up as a mentor, please click here

Any enquiries regarding the University-wide Mentoring Scheme may be directed to OD&PL at

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Last updated: 30/05/18