Become a Leadership Mentor

Why join our programme?

Offering an opportunity to work with a variety of stimulating and experienced mentors is key to supporting Fellows to build the leadership repertoires they will need to succeed in their chosen careers.

Our Fellows

The Fellows in our Network represent a diverse community of researchers and innovators, working across business, academia, and industry. Our Leadership Development Framework introduces them to a wide range of networks and mentors across different sectors, and their unique career trajectories will be influenced by the people and communities they meet.

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Our Mentors

We are working with a broad range of professionals from within and outside academia who are paired with our Fellows in a mentoring role. The anticipated benefits of the Leadership Mentoring Programme for mentors include:

  • Leadership development – self-awareness, active listening, motivating others, building commitment to action.
  • Increased professional networks through the mentees and mentors in our Network.
  • The opportunity to learn in a reciprocal way from the knowledge, skills and experiences of Fellows.

The Leadership Mentors are all volunteers, experienced leaders and trained mentors who take a person-centred approach to enabling Fellows to navigate their roles, evaluate their options, and proactively work towards their career ambitions.

Join our Leadership Mentoring Programme

We welcome mentors from a wide range of backgrounds from both within and outside academia.

To join the Programme, just book a space on one of our Welcome Workshops (you will need to register for our website to access the event and sign up).

If you have any questions about joining the Programme, you can email us at

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How does it work?

Mentoring works best when mentees take a leading role, collaborating with mentors to create a partnership that centres on their development. To support the development of these partnerships, a Welcome Workshop is provided for all participants in the Leadership Mentoring Programme so that expectations of what mentoring offers and how it works can be co-created from the outset.

Following this short Welcome Workshop, mentors and mentees will be matched together. Once pairs are matched, mentoring proceeds as a series of confidential conversations.

The total time commitment for the six-month programme is six hours. This includes the Welcome Workshop (90 mins), the mentoring meetings (three hours on a one-to-one basis), and all associated paperwork.

Read our Mentoring FAQs or ask a question by emailing