Q: Who is eligible to be a mentee?
A: We are currently inviting UK and Ireland-based, and MA, PhD and Early Career Academics who self-identify as a Person of Colour to participate in the pilot programme.
Q: What are the time commitments?
A: We recommend that mentors and mentees meet for three 40–45-minute meetings over an academic year.
Q: How long does this scheme run?
A: The scheme will run for an academic year (October 2023-June 2024).
Q: Can I meet my mentor online?
A: Yes, meetings can take place or line or in-person.
Q: Will I be able to get some form of written feedback on my PhD work?
A: No, the mentor can give you feedback about PhD work but can at their discretion offer career advice.
Q: What things can we talk about?
A: You can talk about anything from confidence building to career related topics. Your mentor is there to support you.
Q: Can I choose my mentor or mentee?
A: The committee will match you to a suitable mentor according to your application requirements.
Q: How can I use the summary sheet?
A: The summary sheet is optional and can be used before the session/s.
Q: Who can I contact when the mentor/mentee relationship is not working as I would have hoped and what can be done?
A: Email us at email@example.com and we will work with you to resolve the issue.
Q: Is this scheme planned to run for more than a year?
A: The scheme is initially set to run for one year as a pilot, with the intention and hope of continuing in the future.