The University Mentoring Scheme
The University Mentoring Scheme offers mentoring opportunities for university colleagues and is designed to support professional development and skills enhancement.
The scheme is open to new, early career and more experienced colleagues as both mentees and mentors.
What people say about mentoring
I valued the opportunity to discuss and share the (ALPINE) application process with my mentor who brought experience, insight and clarity.
Without my mentor, I would never have been able to complete my qualification (CMALT) so I owe her a lot of thanks.
Mentoring makes me reflect on my own choices/decisions- it has helped me rediscover self-confidence.
Mentoring gives me great satisfaction. It helps me to further develop my leadership skills through the exploration of issues faced by the mentee.
I feel that the two things that support best the embedding of and application of learning are the mentoring scheme and the development of vehicles for recognition/visibility
The choice of my mentor was inspired. She’s wonderful, super-helpful and our discussions are sparking some really inspiring and ambitious new things for me.
Benefits of being a mentor
- Development of interpersonal and communication skills
- Development of coaching, support skills and experience
- Opportunity to reflect on one’s own practice and affirm your own expertise
- Builds leadership and management skills – without line management responsibility
- Sense of achievement in helping someone else grow
- Colleagues who engage as mentors may be able to use this experience when seeking recognition as a Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) through ALPINE