Mentoring, buddying and shadowing for staff

Across the Faculty we encourage staff to engage in mentoring, whether as a mentor or a mentee.

Both academic and Professional/Technical services have benefited from the mentoring options offered by Staff Development including:

Both CAME and SCEEM have established a buddying scheme to allocate an official buddy to help new academics in their new workplace.  

Professional and Technical Services staff have benefited from a Faculty-wide shadowing scheme, enabling staff to shadow others and learn more about roles they may be interested in, or with whom they wish to work more closely.

CAME (School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering) – Initiatives in this area include:  

• The School is focusing on mentoring early career academics (Pathway 1 and 3 – staff with teaching duties) with six senior academics trained as mentors. 

• We’ve developed Mentoring Circles and specific personal development activities for research-focused academic staff (Pathway 2).  

• A Guidance Document for teaching-focused (Pathway 3) staff was published in 2017. 

SCEEM (School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Engineering Maths)

– at the start of 2019-20 a mentoring pilot has been put in place – we allocate a mentor to every new PW1 and 3 (Academics with teaching duties) staff member.