Shared Characteristics Mentoring

We are offering a cross-institutional mentoring scheme to partner early career researchers from under-represented groups with more senior individuals who have similar identities, experiences or interests. This mentoring scheme will highlight role models in leadership positions from under-represented groups across EPS disciplines. We hope this will be a mutual learning experience where mentees can gain insights and support from their mentor and, in turn mentors can learn, and share knowledge and best practice.       

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 as a mentee?

  • Career development
  • Research advice
  • Opportunities to learn how to gain collaborative funding
  • Strengthening academic networks
  • Opportunities to learn how others from similar under-represented groups have navigated academia
  • Impact on cultural change within the University and beyond

Participant Information Sheet for Mentee: Shared Characteristics Mentoring

What are the benefits of being involved as a mentor?

  • Acting as a role model and developing your Citizenship role
  • Kudos and increased professional standing
  • Sharing excellence and good practice
  • Passing on valuable experiences and knowledge
  • Opportunities to learn about the challenges and barriers early-career researchers from under-represented groups encounter
  • Leaving a legacy

Participant Information Sheet for Mentor: Shared Characteristics Mentoring