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Mentoring can be a useful process to help you progress, develop or problem solve. A mentor gives their time to provide confidential, constructive and objective support in a way that is right for you. You may find it useful to be mentored (or coached) at different stages of your professional life – perhaps when new to the University; in transition between posts; when wanting to progress or change direction; or for some other reason.

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If you would like to understand more about mentoring and how it works, see the information on the People and Organisational Development’s (POD) website.

The MPLS Researcher Training and Development team fully support the principles of mentoring and are in process of developing a division-wide mentor scheme. Details will be available here in due course.

A number of departments in the MPLS Division also provide schemes, or are developing them. The Mentoring in MPLS Departments page gives details.

See also our Tools and Resources page, where you will find:

  • Information about other available schemes you may be able to use if you don’t have access to a local one, or you would like to be involved in mentoring outside your department.
  • Links to POD’s E-Learning course Mentoring for Development. This includes a range of useful information, tools, and resources for mentors and mentees.