Could you mentor someone?

Could you take on this challenging but immensely rewarding role? We are expanding our staff mentoring programme across the University and would love to hear from potential mentors.


Mentors often describe the role as one of the most rewarding experiences they’ve ever had.  Being a mentor can give you the opportunity to:

  • learn from your mentee’s professional background, work environment, skills and knowledge
  • be challenged and stimulated by sharing your experience and expertise
  • develop your coaching and people management skills
  • have the satisfaction of seeing the increased success of your mentee

As part of its commitment to attracting, retaining, and developing its staff, the University is making a significant investment in its mentoring scheme and would love to hear from all colleagues who might be interested in acting as a mentor.

If you are:

  • an experienced professional prepared to share your career  journey to help and support the professional and career development of others
  • a strong communicator, able to listen and offer positive, constructive feedback
  • passionate about your own and others’ learning and development
  • willing to attend a half day mentoring development session
  • able to offer 90 minutes per month to your mentee

please get in touch.

Everyone included, everyone involved

All staff are invited to take part.  As part of our commitment to addressing the gap in numbers of women and black and minority ethnic staff in leadership and management roles we would particularly welcome as mentors staff at professorial, associate professorial, or professional/managerial grades 8, 9 and 10.

If you would like to be mentor, please contact Sarah Farrell, SDDU.

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