Event details

Finding and working with a mentor: making sense of your choices and building your career

Friday, 29 May 2020

At all career stages, working with a mentor is a tried and tested way of developing and enhancing your career. Mentoring can also bring benefits for your confidence at work, both as a mentee and as a mentor - enabling you to develop the essential skills to support and empower junior colleagues and students. This workshop focuses on the benefits of mentoring, and how to access them, and is for anyone who would like to:

  • Consider the value that mentoring conversations can bring for career development and set some development objectives (whatever your career aim)for working with a mentor;
  • Learn how to find, approach and work with a mentor productively;
  • Discuss, critique and embed the skills of mentoring, gaining new ideas for working one to one with colleagues, that will also benefit you as a tutor and supervisor.

In order to tailor the value of attending for each participant, this will be a workshop format where participants are supported to engage with real mentoring conversations. You conversations in the workshop will remain confidential, and the tone of the workshop will be positive, non-judgemental, and future focused.  


Dr Kay Guccione, is a Senior Lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University and specialises in mentoring for academic development. Her research and blog investigate the doctoral student experience and supervisory practice, and she has published on trust and supervision, the ‘value’ of the doctorate, and on supporting research writing through mentoring.  

Network: Professional Development Programme
Date(s): Friday, 29 May 2020
Times: 11.00-15.00
Signup Deadline: Tuesday, 26 May 2020
Location: SRHE, 73 Collier Street, London N1 9BE
Lunch Provided: Yes
Spaces Left: Places available
Prices: Members: Free, Guests: £75.00
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