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Project Placement, Shadowing and Mentoring

Mentor scheme re-launch 2018

The University piloted a mentoring campaign for the IT community during 2017. The Career Development Team are hoping to re-launch the scheme and invite IT professionals  across the collegiate University to nominate themselves as mentees and/or mentors.

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 .

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 the match, they will be invited to a joint workshop, where we will explain the mentoring programme in detail, including protocols, benefits and expectations.

If you have any queries, please contact Marina Aldridge,


If you have been involved in the mentoring scheme and would like to give feedback on how you found the experience and to help us make future improvement to the scheme you can complete the the relevant feedback forms below:

Further reading

Draft documents are available below: