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The following mentoring schemes for staff and students operate across the University. If you have information about additional schemes, please contact Debbie Mullins in order that information can be added to this resource.

Mentoring programmes for staff

Mentoring programmes for students

Mentoring programmes for staff

Two mentoring programmes for female academics are operated within Human Resources; Impact and Futures.

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i. Impact

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 mentees to focus on developing their career.

The next programme will start in September 2017.

Further Information/Contact Details

The programme is managed by Debbie Mullins in Human Resources, and further information is available here.


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ii. Futures

Futures is a 12-month mentoring programme for senior academic women who are mentored by Vice-Presidents & Heads of Faculty or other senior staff members.

This innovative programme offers an exciting opportunity to be mentored by a senior member of staff, supporting mentees to understand what is involved in leadership and governance positions, and make connections to help them to achieve their career ambitions.

The next programme will start in September 2017.

Further Information/Contact Details

The programme is managed by Debbie Mullins in Human Resources, and further information is available here.


 

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iii CAMPUS

CAMPUS is a cross-role and faculty/department mentoring programme available to staff on grade 8 and above.

The programme aims to break down perceived barriers between staff in academic and professional roles, and give mentees an understanding of how their role links to those of other colleagues in contributing to the University's success. It also aims to give mentees the opportunity to reflect on their role, career journey and aspirations with mentoring input from an individual in a different role and faculty/department.

A pilot programme ran during the 2015/16 academic year and is currently being evaluated.

The programme is managed by Debbie Mullins in Human Resources, and further information is available here.




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GROW is a professional services mentoring programme which takes place over six months from March each year. This programme is currently available to professional staff in all academic faculties, and in Research and Innovation Services, and Estates and Facilities Management.

The aim of the GROW Programme is to provide support for each other by linking professional services staff to colleagues with experience, skills or knowledge that matches their goals and development needs. All grades of staff and levels of experience (including previous participants) are invited to join the scheme.

Further Information/Contact Details

GROW Programme

Contact details are available via here


Mentoring programmes for Research staff and Research students

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i. Research Staff Mentoring

Research Staff Mentoring is open to postdocs, research associates, assistants, and fellows, university teachers, teaching fellows, and transitioning new lecturers at the University of Sheffield. 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.

This 6-month programme is 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. Expected commitment for mentees is 10h over 6 months including induction, the application process, and the actual mentoring meetings.

Further information / Contact details:

This programme is research-led, and was designed and developed in conjunction with research staff groups. Dr Kay Guccione designs and delivers all researcher mentoring and coaching programmes across the University of Sheffield.


Thesis mentoring

ii. Thesis Mentoring

Are you struggling with writing, or understanding what a great thesis looks like? Not sure how to approach the mountainous task? Under pressure with conflicting deadlines? Finding it hard to motivate yourself? Worried, or anxious about your deadline.

The Thesis Mentoring programme can help. It pairs you for 4 months with an experienced post-doctoral researcher who is trained in the skills of mentoring and will work with you 1:1 to set and achieve your objectives towards your thesis submission deadline. Expected commitment for mentees is 12h over 4 months including induction, the application process, and the actual mentoring meetings.

Further information / Contact details:

 This programme is research-led, and was designed and developed in conjunction with research staff groups. Dr Kay Guccione designs and delivers all researcher mentoring and coaching programmes across the University of Sheffield.


VISTA

iii. v i s t a mentoring for Careers Beyond Academic

v i s t a is a brand new e-mentoring resource to enable researchers to consult mentors who have been successful in a range of careers via a secure portal.

If you are a PhD student, or research associate at the University of Sheffield, you can sign up to the v i s t a mentoring portal which includes an online induction process. Here, you can browse the many profiles of PhD graduates who have succeeded in careers outside the academy, gaining ideas an inspiration for your future career. You can also gain expert advice and support for your development by selecting a mentor to work with on a one-to-one basis. emailing, Skype chats, or meeting face to face with a mentor can help you understand how you would fit into different roles, and what practical steps you can take now to prepare.

Further information / Contact details:

This programme is research-led, and was designed and developed in conjunction with research staff groups. Dr Kay Guccione designs and delivers all researcher mentoring and coaching programmes across the University of Sheffield

 


Mentoring programmes for Clinical Academic staff

The scheme was launched in 2012 to meet the specific career development needs of clinical trainees. It links trainees with mentors who are Clinical Academics themselves and who can help trainees with their research plans and help them balance the competing aspects of their lives and careers.

The scheme is available to Clinical Academic trainees. Mentors are Clinical Academics.

Contact Details

For more details, please contact Lynsey Grieveson.

 

 

SWiMSheffield Women in Medicine

Sheffield Supporting Women in Medicine is an organisation closely linked to the University of Sheffield which promotes culture change within healthcare by enabling women to achieve their individual goals through an inspiring and supportive community. The mentoring scheme aims are to


• Manage challenges associated with transition into a new role or post , which may include job applications, speciality exams or a difficult work environment
• To encourage engagement in opportunities they might otherwise decline
• Provide psycho-social support to develop strategies to manage clinical commitments, work/life balance and improved stress management

It is open to primarily female doctors although male doctors may apply. The first six month pilot scheme is in progress with nine mentoring pairs. Following evaluation in early 2016 we hope expand the scheme further.

Further information / Contact details:

Dr Jenna Fielding & Dr Claire MacDermott

Email to Sheffieldwim@hotmail.com


Mentoring programmes for students

 

Mentoringi. Sheffield Mentoring

The scheme has been in place for 12 years, and offers all new students the opportunity to be mentored by an existing student. The scheme may be as short as 4 weeks, or continue for several months, and is mentee led.

All new undergraduate students (with the exception of students within Medicine and Dentistry as they operate their own mentoring schemes) are eligible to participate in the scheme once they have received a confirmation their offer.   All existing students are eligible to apply to participate as a mentor.

Further Information/Contact Details

The Sheffield Mentoring

For more details, please contact Emma Jeggo.


ii. Careers Service eMentoring Scheme
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This programme matches current students with mentors, usually graduates, working in an occupational area of interest to them. Mentees gain insight into what different jobs involve, the recruitment process, networking skills and getting ‘work ready’.

Open to all undergraduate and taught postgraduate students from across the faculties. There are two schemes per academic year (Oct-Dec and Feb-May) and mentoring is primarily via email and Skype - typically one exchange per week for 7-10 weeks.

Further Information/Contact Details

Further information and details of how to apply can be found here.
Scheme Co-ordinator: Lizzie Ruse (email to careermentoring@sheffield.ac.uk)


Outreach Mentoring programmes

 
US in SchoolsUS in Schools - Mentoring

The US in Schools-Mentoring (USiSM) programme aims to:

· raise the aspirations and attainment of local Year 9 - 11s from a widening participation background, through the support and guidance provided by current University of Sheffield students

· encourage progression of participating mentees on to University of Sheffield Post-16 Outreach schemes and eventually HE study

· provide current University of Sheffield students with the opportunity to work in local schools/colleges to develop a range of skills required for careers in the educational/youth sector

· encourage progression of participating mentees on to initial teacher training courses at the University of Sheffield

Further Information/Contact Details

For more information, please visit the US in Schools - Mentoring webpage, or contact mentoring@sheffield.ac.uk