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Mentoring at Queen Mary: Professional Development Mentoring scheme

This is an informal scheme open to anyone in QMUL which consists of equipping mentees and mentors with the tools to not only help them find each other but to make a success of the mentoring relationship. We offer the sessions face to face once a semester, subject to demand. If you would like to book onto a session, please go to our course booking system and search for PD144 for mentees and PD211 for mentors.

We also provide a QMPlus module with additional resources.

Through one-to-one confidential conversations the mentee is encouraged and challenged to achieve their career potential and aspirations. It can be useful at all stages of a career.

Mentoring has proved to have a beneficial impact on effectiveness, confidence and career advancement. It has advantages both for the mentor and mentee. For the mentor it can help with developing leadership skills and for the mentee they can access a colleague’s experience, gaining advice and guidance.

Mentors encourage, nurture and provide support to a mentee usually through a 12-month period drawing on their own experience and knowledge base within a specific area. Mentoring involves the use of the same models and skills of questioning, listening, clarifying and reframing associated with coaching however it is important to note that the timescales for mentoring are usually longer, and a mentor will offer their own experiences and expertise to support the mentee, whereas a coach will focus on helping their coachee identify their own options and actions.

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