We are offering, a cross-institutional reciprocal mentoring scheme for participants from under-represented groups in EPS disciplines across all career stages. For example, this could include matching an Early Career Researcher with a Head of Department in a partner University. We hope this will be a mutual learning experience where both mentors can discuss their experiences, share knowledge and best practice. Senior staff can provide career advice and learn more about the difficulties some under-represented groups face.
Before taking part, please ensure you have read our participant information sheets, by following the links below, and the IM Privacy notice Stage 1 Registration and baseline evaluation survey.
See Eligibility and Process for further detail.
What are the benefits of being involved for an Early Career Researcher?
- Career development
- Research advice
- Shadowing opportunities
- Exposure to decision makers and decision making
- Increased understanding of leadership roles and career progression
- Increased confidence and motivation
- Impacting cultural change within the University and beyond
What are the benefits of being involved for a senior leader?
- Personal development
- Opportunities to learn about the challenges and barriers early career researchers from under-represented groups encounter
- Potential to use this learning to effect change within the organisation
- Supporting the progression of under-represented groups
- Ability to share excellence and good practice