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Project Placement, Shadowing and Mentoring

Mentor scheme launch 2017

The University is launching a new annual mentoring campaign for the IT community. Marina Aldridge, the Career Development Manager, is seeking mentees and mentors across the collegiate University for the 2017 programme.

What is mentoring?

Mentoring refers to a personal developmental relationship in which an experienced member of staff, or someone more knowledgeable in a particular area, helps a less-experienced or less-knowledgeable person. It is a process for sharing knowledge relevant to work, career or professional development. The benefits have been found to be two-way, and the mentors usually get as much or more out of it as the mentees.

How do I get involved?

If you think you would like to get involved, just fill in this form and submit it by Friday 3 March 2017.

What happens next?

A matching exercise of potential mentors to potential mentees will be carried out, based on areas of interest, while also trying to mix up backgrounds and experience. In a situation where there are more mentees than mentors for a specific development area, the mentor may meet with mentees individually to decide on the best match, and vice versa if there are more mentors. In all cases, there will be the opportunity for an initial meeting.

Once mentors and mentees have had an initial meeting and agreed to a match, they will be invited to a joint half-day workshop, which will be held towards the end of March, where we will explain the mentoring programme in detail, including protocols, benefits and expectations.

If you have any queries, please contact Marina Aldridge, marina.alridge@admin.cam.ac.uk.

Further reading

Draft documents are available below: