The Education Department has re-developed and extended a mentoring scheme that was initially set up in preparation for REF2020 through CERS. Mentoring is intended to enable colleagues to develop as researchers and scholars. Part of the scheme aims to advise colleagues on how to use their scholarly hours in a way that supports their individual needs and aspirations. Examples are supporting colleagues in how to select an appropriate conference, convert a contribution to a conference into a journal paper, establish good writing skills, develop researcher capabilities, consider how to put research results into practice, managing and combining teaching and research roles. The team of mentors take a wide view of scholarship in Education that is not only focussed on the Research Excellence Framework run by the UK higher education funding bodies. The mentoring scheme is for all colleagues at all stages of their careers or research development.
If you would like to know more, please contact one of the mentoring team in the first instance to have a preliminary talk. The intention is that once you have agreed to take on a period of mentoring you will make an agreement based upon the goals you wish to achieve to engage for a period of 8-12 weeks with your mentor for an intensive and tailored set of sessions approximately 3 weeks apart.
It is envisaged that other developmental activities supplied by the department and the university may be recommended by mentors, for example a writing group or the RKTO, CAPE and general university Researcher Development Programme of workshops and seminars.
Mentors: Victoria de Rijke, Jayne Osgood, Lee Jerome, Carol Costley