Why have a mentor?

Research has proven the value of mentoring for improving your work experience, and this is recognized by having a University mentoring policy for newly appointed staff, and by offering mentoring to all members of staff.

Mentors can:

  • Act as an impartial sounding board. They create valuable space and time for you to 'stand back' and review where you are now, where you want to get to, and how best to get there.
  • Contribute viewpoints, advice, and information from their own knowledge, experience and expertise.
  • Assist you to achieve changes and goals to enhance your professional and personal life.