Purpose of mentoring / who is eligible

To provide a mentoring provision throughout the University of York, where less experienced staff can be matched with more experienced staff and benefit from their knowledge and experiences, thereby maximising the potential of mentees within the university and utilising the skills, knowledge and experience of mentors.

Key strategic drivers for the launch of this scheme are:

  • University Strategy -
    We will provide guidance, training, mentoring and support as required
  • Athena Swan -
    Mentoring is a key part of the Athena Swan equality initiative
  • Talent management paper -
    endorsed by University Executive Board (UEB)

Who is it for?

This scheme is open to all support staff who have successfully completed their probationary period. There are separate schemes available for Academic, Research (including post-docs), Teaching and Scholarship staff.