Researcher Mentoring Programme

Programme Description
The Graduate School’s Researcher Development Unit is inviting applications for a new Researcher Mentoring Programme that will run in early 2014. The Programme aims to support researchers in establishing and developing a supportive relationship with a mentor.

What is a mentor?
A mentor is a more experienced person with whom you can discuss and explore your career, professional development and other related issues outside of your usual line management/ supervisory relationship.

Aim of the programme
In three sessions over a period of four months this programme will introduce participants to the idea and benefits of being within a mentor/ mentee relationship, and help them to identify what they would like to gain from their mentor. Participants will be provided with advice on ways to identify and approach a suitable mentor. They will also receive on-going support throughout the mentoring process.

Benefits
Researchers are able to choose mentors from different Schools within King’s as well as mentors from other Universities or from outside of academia.

Practicalities
The programme comprises three sessions over four months:
Monday 3rd March 1-4pm
Monday 31st March 1-4pm
Monday 23rd June 1-4pm

The programme is open to researchers of all disciplines who are within 10 years of the start date of their PhD

Application deadline : Friday 31st January 5pm
There are limited places available on this programme and participants will be informed whether their application was successful by Friday 14th February

Application
To apply for a place on this course, please complete the online application form.