Mentoring for research staff
Open to postdocs, research associates, assistants, and fellows, university teachers, teaching fellows, and new lecturers at the University of Sheffield!
We will match you with a mentor outside your dept who can help support you through all stages of your career here, and into your next position whether that is within the academic environment, or in one of the hundreds of alternative career paths.
Our 150+ mentors are academics who have volunteered their time, they are trained and experienced in helping researchers to take control of their career through established mentoring and coaching techniques.
Programme evaluation data indicates that mentoring helps:
We have two intakes per year of around 75 research staff mentees (in March & September). See the timeline for the mentoring programme.
You will be matched with a mentor after attending an induction and mentoring skills workshop and completing a matching form where you can specify your own requirements for mentoring. We strive to pair you with a mentor of the right experience and expertise to support your aims.
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Your mentor will be assigned to you for 6-months and you will be expected to meet a minimum of three times over that period. The mentee drives the relationship and is responsible for setting up meetings, and actively engaging with the mentor.
This programme is research-led, and was designed and developed in conjunction with reseach staff groups. Dr Kay Guccione designs and delivers all researcher mentoring and coaching programmes across the University of Sheffield. Please email her to discuss a mentoring need in your department.
Kay offers full support for mentoring. If you have any questions about the programme, about your mentee or mentor, techniques to use in mentoring, or you need to know where to look for help, guidance or support please get in touch.
Kay is a full member of the Association for Coaching, and all programmes align with the AC professional standards in coaching framework, and the ethical code of conduct.