Research mentoring

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Who is it for?

Supporting colleagues to undertake disciplinary research, publish and achieve funding.

  • Early career researchers
  • Staff aspiring to/returning to research
  • Established researchers
  • Colleagues who support research activity and/or research students
  • Academic staff
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Benefits of mentoring

  • Confidence building
  • Pointers to relevant professional development, networking and coaching
  • Skills development/enhancement
  • Career advice and planning
  • Guidance on where to start
  • Identifying and planning development opportunities
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Mentoring cycle

It is expected that a mentoring relationship will last between 6 months to 1 year, and have well-defined objectives. At the end of the agreed period, the mentor and mentee should review the objectives and may decide that further mentoring would be beneficial.

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Research Strand Lead

Research Strand Lead

Professor Finlo Cottier

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Finlo Cottier has worked at SAMS since 2000, starting with his first postdoctoral position and is now a UHI professor in polar oceanography. He has been active in research, education and management through those 20+ years; leading major research projects, supervising PhD students and developed the BSc in Marine Science with Arctic Studies. Finlo has benefitted through his career from the support and guidance from a number of valued mentors. In the last few years he has become increasingly involved with the UHI Mentoring Scheme, registered as both a mentor and a mentee and participating in training days. He very much believes in the benefits of mentoring to individuals, teams, institutes and the university.

Getting started

  • Find out more about mentoring by reading the Code of Practice and FAQs
  • Contact if you have any further questions about Research mentoring

Register for this strand

 Mentoring agreement form