Mentoring at Imperial
Mentoring is a widely used development tool that has proved to have a beneficial impact on effectiveness, confidence and career advancement.
At the heart of mentoring is a relationship based on trust and mutual regard where one colleague uses their expertise and knowledge to support the development of another colleague.
Most mentoring occurs between senior and more junior colleagues although peer mentoring, where there is little or no differences in seniority, is also possible.
Through one-to-one confidential conversations the mentee is encouraged and challenged to achieve their potential and aspirations. It can be useful at all stages of a career.
what it is and is not
Mentoring provides a:
- Safe space to explore options and plan future action
- Place to be challenged and supported
- Sounding board
- Source of advice and guidance
- New perspectives
Click on the relevant mentoring scheme
Faculty of Medicine
The Faculty of Medicine is committed to mentoring and recognises the important role it can play in supporting career advancement.
Professional Services (Coming soon)
Mentoring for Professional services is currently being set up and will soon be available.
Mentoring for Fellows (and Postdocs)
This section outlines what mentoring is and its benefits, as stated by current and previous fellows.
Careers Service Mentoring
The Careers Service is pleased to offer undergraduates (from second years to finalists) and PhD students the opportunity to be mentored.
Mentoring for All other staff
If there is no formal mentoring scheme currently available to you it may still be possible for you to find a mentor.