An impactful, successful and rewarding mentoring relationship requires planning, rapport building, expectation setting, and the development of active listening, questioning, reflection, the giving and receiving of feedback, and confidence.
The following resources for mentees provide aadvice on establishing and maintaining the best possible mentoring relationship you can and covers:
- The role of a mentee
- Understanding and clarifying what you want to achieve
- The characteristics of a successful mentee
- Approach your first meeting and making the most out of the mentoring relationship (a mentee checklist)
- Establishing a mutual agreement/contracting in (template available)
- Overcoming obstacles and building confidence as a mentee
- Leaving a mentoring relationship
Resources for mentees
- Choosing, recruiting and working with a mentor (Opens in Adobe Spark)
- How to be a good mentor and mentee (Opens in LinkedIn Learning)
- Finding and benefiting from a mentor (Opens in LinkedIn Learning)
- Being a good mentee (Opens in LinkedIn Learning)
- Different types of mentoring relationships (OD&PL Website)
The EPSRC Inclusion Matters website also has numerous resources around inclusivity, including the online mentoring course.
In addition, view our mentee discussion forum on Padlet and hear from how others are finding their mentoring experience.
Workshops for mentees
To further support your practice we run a number of facilitated sessions throughout the year for both mentees and mentors.
For mentees who wish to be part of the University-wide mentoring scheme these will focus on; how you can get the most out of a mentoring relationship, exploring and finessing your mentoring objectives, how to plan for and reflect on your sessions, and expectation setting. You do not need to be registered in the scheme to attend.