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Guidance for Line Managers

Mentoring commitments

Increasing the provision and quality of mentoring is a key University aim and it is therefore anticipated that managers would support the activity. However, if you have a member of staff who has expressed interest in giving or receiving mentoring, it is your decision whether to support this request as part of their ongoing development. If you agree, you can expect that the individual will be:

  • Out of the office for up to 90 minutes per month
  • Encouraged to share their mentoring objectives with you – but the decision to do so will remain with the mentee
  • Undertaking reflection to enhance their own learning
  • Entering into confidential mentoring discussions, the content of which will not be made available to you (unless they choose to do so).