Brain Sciences


Faculty professional & technical services mentoring scheme

The Faculty of Brain Sciences runs an annual mentoring scheme for all staff who identify as professional or technical services. The mentoring scheme launches annually in the Spring.

Effective mentoring can assist staff in identifying and meeting objectives to drive personal and professional development, whether this is a focus on developing a particular area of expertise or set of skills, progressing to the next step on their career pathway or achieving higher job satisfaction in the workplace.

Mentoring is an enabling and citizenship activity which is encouraged by the Faculty and should be recognised in appraisals.

What is it?

A mentoring scheme intended to support the career development for all staff with Professional & Technical Services (P&TS) roles from across all parts of the Faculty of Brain Sciences (FBS).

Why has it been developed?

  • Previous schemes have been more geared towards providing support to academics and researchers and sometimes only to women in those categories.
  • There has not been anything (Faculty wide) that acknowledges the specific challenges PS&T staff face, related to: a) flat role hierarchies or b) career pathways.
  • A need was identified for more dedicated career support for P&TS staff who previously may have felt overlooked by the mentoring schemes available.


For information please contact the scheme coordinators, details below:
Ciara Wright, Faculty EDI Manager, Ciara.wright@ucl.ac.uk
Christine Gaston, Faculty Executive Officer, Christine.gaston@ucl.ac.uk