Mentoring

Head of the college: Roles & Responsibilities


  • Liaising, when requested, with the Academic Mentoring Management Committee on issues relating to mentoring within the college
  • Facilitating the Mentoring process within his/her college
  • Encouraging Mentees to engage in the process within their college
College Office: Roles & Responsibilities


  • Provide advice and support on practicalities such as timetable, room bookings and contacts
  • Support the mentoring process and deal with any other administrative responsibilities
  • Act as a point of communication between the Committee of Professors and Academic Mentors when necessary
  • Keeping a record at the college level and also informing the College Office of live mentoring relationships so that the list of available Academic Mentors can be kept current.
Mentor: Roles & Responsibilities


  • Support the mentee to make an Action Plan outlining their motivation and goals
  • Meet on a one to one or group basis to review the Mentee's progress towards their desired goals
  • Use questioning techniques to facilitate the Mentee's own thought processes to identify solutions and actions
  • Utilise active listening and communication skills to ensure the needs of the Mentee are being met within the mentoring relationship
  • Share relevant academic experiences/problems you have overcome (if appropriate)
  • Facilitate and encourage autonomous and enquiry-based learning, providing the Mentee with the tools to find their own answers
  • Sign-post the Mentee onto other support services should this be necessary
  • Attend continuous training to ensure that you have the appropriate skills to support the Mentee in their journey
  • Offer a 'safe space' for the Mentee to share their academic worries and concerns
  • Build mutual trust and respect
Mentee: Roles & Responsibilities


  • A desire and ability to engage in the mentoring process
  • The time and commitment to pursue their goals
  • An understanding of the role and boundaries of the Mentor
  • Being punctual and prepared for meetings
  • Must respect the confidentiality of the relationship
  • Mentees must take ownership of the process
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