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Mentoring resources


If you are involved in a mentoring partnership there are lots of resources about mentoring that you can tap into. We’ve provided a few here that can help you get off to a good start.


Choosing, recruiting, and working with a mentor - Dr Kay Guccione


How to run a successful mentoring session – Chartered Management Institute
This short blog sets out some key steps to having a successful mentoring discussion which include the following steps:

  1. Prepare well and set clear objectives for your mentoring session
  2. Communicate honestly
  3. Choose a comfortable session length
  4. …and set clear logistics
  5. Committee to actions and review

Mentor Practice Development - Dr Kay Guccione
A professional development resource for mentors that assumes that you have already done some introductory mentor training, and have done some mentoring in practice.


Styles of support: coaching, mentoring and tutoring – Leeds Metropolitan University / JISC A short video illustrating some differences between coaching, mentoring and tutoring.


Aren’t they all leaving anyway? What’s the value of mentoring early career research staff?
An AdvanceHE report from 2018 on the impact of a university-wide ECR mentoring programme and how mentoring can support research staff.


Scottish Mentoring Network resources
Resources for information on all aspects of running a mentoring organisation in Scotland.