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School of Public Health Mentoring Scheme

The School of Public Health and its Opportunities Committee are pleased to announce the launch of a mentoring scheme. The School is committed to mentoring and recognises the important role it can play in supporting career advancement and increasing effectiveness and confidence.

Our mentoring scheme is currently open to all staff (academic, research and professional/support). We are keen to support a variety of mentoring relationships:
  • with senior staff or peers
  •  short and long term relationships
At whatever stage of your career we encourage you to think about whether having a mentor would be helpful to you.

The School has run workshops for mentors over the summer and if you would like to receive mentoring then please complete the contact form at

Requests will be kept confidential and the more information you can provide, the better we will be able to assist you in finding a suitable mentor. Once you have made a request for mentoring you will be offered a choice of potential mentors based on your preferences; this process is called matching. You will be sent the profiles of a few available mentors who match your requirements. Once you have made a choice about who you would like to mentor you, we will put you in touch with each other. If demand exceeds the pool of trained mentors, there may be delays to allow more training to take place.  We will keep you informed throughout the process.

You will be contacted 6 months from the start of the mentoring relationship in order for you to be able to feed back about how you are finding the sessions and the scheme.

If you have any questions about how the scheme will run then please contact Sapna Halder or our mentoring champion, Christl Donnelly.


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