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The Impact and Futures mentoring schemes are currently on hold for development.
A refreshed and expanded provision is planned for launch in spring, to start with effect from September 2018.

If you have any inquiries about mentoring please contact



Impact is a 6-month mentoring programme for female Lecturers who are mentored by Professors or other senior staff members.

This innovative programme offers an exciting opportunity to be mentored by a senior staff member, supporting you to focus on developing your career.

In line with our ambition to develop a fully inclusive University community which encourages everyone to flourish and reach their potential with a positive and supportive culture, the aim of the Impact programme is to contribute to the University’s Key Performance Indicator (KPI) to increase the proportion of women in professorial posts to 23% by 2015/16, and our aim to create a remarkable place to work.

The programme is open to female Lecturers across all faculties.

It includes:

  • introductory workshops for potential mentees and mentors to outline the commitment involved, and help them to decide whether they want to participate.
  • a formal matching process using information supplied via an application process.
  • mentoring meetings – those on the programme will be expected to meet a minimum of three times over a six-month period.
  • mentee and mentor exchanges – two sessions will be provided during the programme to enable participants to meet and share and reflect on their experiences of the programme.
  • programme evaluation – an evaluation will be carried out at the end of the programme, which all participants are expected to continue to, to input into the design of future programmes.

Information about the 2017 Impact Mentoring Programme

Following feedback, the start date for the next Impact Mentoring Programme will be moved to align with the academic year, with the next programme starting in September 2017. Further information, including the timeline for the next programme, will be published on this page in due course.

If you have any queries about this change or would like to discuss Impact further, please contact Debbie Mullins at / ext. 22462.

2016 Impact Timeline

Interested in being an Impact Mentor? Click here to find out more.

Please contact Debbie Mullins at: / 22462.

Academic staff (male and female) can also mentor on the researcher mentoring programme run by Kay Guccione in RIS. Existing Impact mentors will not need to re-train to join this programme and mentor a research associate/assistant.