Division of Infection and Immunity


Mentoring scheme

The Division runs a mentorship scheme for all members of staff, including: post-docs, lecturers, plus those on fellowships approaching a transitional point in their career.

The idea behind mentoring is to provide an individual ("Mentee") a supportive relationship with an experienced member of staff ("Mentor"). Mentoring has been shown to effectively aid to progress for employees at an early stage in their career.

Choosing your mentor

Members of staff may approach any principle investigator/ senior member of staff in the Division to request they mentor you. This way you can agree on a mutual and flexible framework together to achieve this - whether it be a quick, informal chat over coffee or more regular, structured meetings more than once. When identifying a mentor, you should ensure:

  • Your mentor should not be your line manager
  • Your mentor should be someone you feel able to approach
  • You have defined your needs as mentee

Please note: Mentors can only take a limited number of mentees on at any given time and so are allocated on a "first come, first served" basis.

Mentoring sessions

Once you have identified your mentor you should agree on a time to meet informally to discuss a plan for the number and nature of your sessions (this may change during the mentoring process).

Further information

If you require any further information, or have any questions about our mentoring scheme, please contact Jade Donovan.