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 John Howe

John Howe

John Howe is UHI Professor of Marine Geology, and he started at SAMS in 1998, helping to develop the BSc Marine Science programme which he now leads. He has been active in research, education and management for over 25 years; leading major research projects, supervising PhD students and teaching at postgraduate and undergraduate level.  In addition, he is presently Convenor of the SAGES pool Graduate School. Throughout this time John has benefitted greatly 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 for the research strand and for Alpine. He very much believes in the benefits of mentoring to individuals, teams, institutes, and the university.

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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