In October 2021, we launched our flagship Leadership Mentoring Programme. This bespoke mentoring offer provides maximum choice and flexibility to the Fellows in our Network and is based on insights into experience and development priorities we collected from them earlier in 2021.

In this tailored mentoring programme, we hand-match Fellows with a sector leader for six months of focused development time. Our Leadership Mentors are experienced professionals from within and outside academia.

In 2022, our programme was recognised by the EMCC, winning a Global Coaching, Mentoring, Supervision, and Team Coaching Award for Mentoring. Learn more by clicking here. 

Why mentoring?

Mentoring can offer valuable learning opportunities at all stages of your career. A targeted mentoring conversation can help you clarify your thoughts, whether salient issues for you are:

  • resolving snags during your transition to a new role or responsibility
  • seeking your next career move
  • picking up a new skillset
  • finding support for navigating processes or relationships at work.

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Mentoring suite of options

Mentoring conversations don’t need to be limited to our formal mentoring programme and can take place with a range of supporting players, in a range of different ways. As the Leadership Mentoring Programme progresses, we will add even more opportunities for you to talk about the things that matter to you.

Coffee Connect

Coffee Connect is part of your peer-mentoring community. It gives you the opportunity to meet informally with other Fellows in the Network on a one-to-one basis for peer-to-peer mentoring.

Peer Perspectives

A quick-response opportunity for task-and-finish problem solving, centred on a two-meeting model with a small group of your peers.

How to Choose and Recruit a Mentor

Our self-service online toolkit supports you to find and recruit a mentor as and when you want.

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Mentoring Welcome Workshops

Book your place on a Welcome Workshop to take part in our Leadership Mentoring Programme.

Mentoring Welcome Workshops

The Mentoring Team

Charlotte Bonner-Evans, Partnership Manager

Having worked in the private sector, further and higher education, Charlotte Bonner-Evans is an experienced manager, project manager, and mentor supporting others to develop and grow through mentoring, leadership and training. Charlotte manages all aspects of the mentoring offer which is based on her research into the development priorities of the Fellows community and experience of working in, and with, businesses, industries and HE research.

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Dr Kay Guccione, Mentoring Lead

Dr Kay Guccione (@kayguccione) is Head of Researcher Development at the University of Glasgow and an experienced mentoring consultant. She specialises in mentoring for academic leadership and research career development and is a Masters qualified accredited coach and mentor, and a National Teaching Fellow. Kay is the Network’s Mentoring Lead and has designed our multi-stream mentoring strategy.