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A cross-institutional mentoring scheme for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) academics and researchers is in place.

Who is the scheme aimed at?

The scheme is aimed at BME academics and researchers from post-doc to lecturer level

Who are the mentors?

The mentors are academics and researchers from any ethnic background at senior lecturer level or above

What does it involve?

Mentoring is based on exchanging experiences, ideas and feedback between the two parties. It helps to promote understanding of formal and informal structures, enhances opportunities for staff to develop and build skills and knowledge and enables continuing professional development and personal growth.

What's in it for staff?


•  Fulfilment from facilitating personal development and encouraging others

•  Networking with like-minded colleagues

•  Assisting others along a path you have already been successful on

•  Advancing equality and diversity in higher education

•  Enhancing skills such as coaching and constructive criticism


•  Obtaining career advice and direction

•  Help with identifying and clarifying issues, problems and obstacles

•  Sourcing new ideas and practices

•  Gaining the opportunity for networking across a broader spectrum than provided by the day-to-day environment




The FAQs by mentees and mentors can be found here.

Expressions of interest

If you are interested in becoming a mentee, please download the mentee expressions of interest form.

If you would like to become a mentor, download the mentor form.

Expressions of interest should be received no later than 1 December 2017.

Invite to nominate your staff or encourage them to self-nominate for the B-MEntor mentoring scheme

Further Information

If you would like more information contact: Sonal Bharadva, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Advisor equalities(AT)




Last updated: 02nd October 2017