Mentoring Scheme

handsMentoring is the critical role and responsibility assumed by an experienced employee who agrees to help, build a relationship with, and facilitate the professional growth of one or more colleagues. The mentor is not a line manager but a ‘career friend’. Mentoring might suggest the sponsorship of a junior colleague by a senior colleague, or be seen as a relationship amongst equals in which someone is helped to develop themselves by a member of their peer group.

For the mentee, mentoring can:

–reduce the stress of transition to a new role
–speed up the learning of a new job or set of skills
–promote the socialisation of new staff
–increase productivity –increase motivation, confidence, and reflection
–help to articulate issues in a conscious and thoughtful way
–provide a way of seeing through difficulties

Matching Mentors & mentees

To become a mentee, please attend a mentoring training session and contact prospective mentors listed on the 'Mentors' web page.

To become a Mentor, please attend a mentoring training session and complete the Mentor registration Form

Mentors and Mentees agree to follow the principles outlined in the CMBSP Mentoring Checklist

Mentoring training

This is a pre-requisite for the College Mentoring Scheme. 

The session will explore:

- the definitions
- the benefits
- where can mentoring help?
- how to enhance its effectiveness 
- establishing initial expectations
- the dynamics
- putting partnerships into place

COME ALONG to our College Mentoring Scheme events to explore opportunities and benefits for both mentors and mentees!  The next event will be early in 2017 and this will be widely advertised; please register here 

Mentoring scheme

Questions regarding the scheme may be addressed to the ECRDG Chairperson Ruth Luthi-Carter.

Questions can also be addressed to your dedicated Research Staff Advisor:

Dr Nina Storey (Molecular and Cell biology))
Prof Jacqui Shaw (Cancer Studies & Molecular Medicine)
Prof Dave Lambert (Cardiovascular)
Dr Nicola Royle (Genetics)
Samantha Johnson (Health Sciences)
Dr Martha Clokie (Infection, Immunity Inflammation)
Dr Caren Frosch (NPB)
Dr Jaime McCutcheon (NPB)

The next event has a theme on "How to deliver an effective elevator pitch", to be held on 1st February 2017 in G85 Bennett Building at 2pm.   Please register here

Questions regarding mentoring training sessions or the mentor database may be addressed to Michelle Bingham


The slides and group discussion notes from the mentoring scheme launch on the 8th April 2014 are available for download: 'CMBSP Mentoring launch slides', 'CMBSP mentor and mentee group discussion notes'.

For additional Mentoring Resources, please see the corresponding pages developed by the Academic Practice Service

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Contact Details

College of Life Sciences
University of Leicester
Maurice Shock Building
University Road
Leicester
LE1 7RH