A pioneering mentoring scheme at the University of
Wolverhampton is helping staff with their professional
The unique programme matches individual staff needs to the
skills of other colleagues from across the University so they can
provide the necessary support.
It is the first time a mentoring scheme of this kind has been
open to all members of staff.
The University advertised for volunteers who would be willing to
mentor colleagues. Special training was provided for those who put
themselves forward and the University now has around 90 mentoring
relationships in place.
Mentors and mentees have 10 hours of time to meet over a 12
month period and identify goals they wish to work towards.
Dr Debra Cureton, of the Institute for Learning Enhancement,
said: “We have had some really positive feedback since the scheme
began both mentors and mentees report that they have developed new
skills, are more motivated and productive, feel valued and now have
higher levels of job satisfaction. Participants in the scheme also
comment on how mentoring has promoted a greater sense of
Staff can become a mentor or mentee, at any stage of their
career with the University and do not need experience of being
mentored or of being a mentee to join the scheme.
If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Dr
Debra Cureton at: email@example.com, or on ext
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Staff are also welcome to attend a Mentoring Consensus Day on
April 24 from 9.30am-4.45pm., organised by ILE, to discuss further
development of the scheme. For more information contact Aneeta
Hazir at A.Hazir@wlv.ac.uk
or on ext 2361.