What is Mentoring
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
- A place to be challenged and supported
- Sounding board
- Source of advice and guidance
- New perspectives
Mentoring is not:
- A substitute for line management or supervision
- A shortcut to promotion
- An alternative to Networking or friendship
- The role of an Academic Adviser