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Durham University

Hatfield College

College Mentoring

The Mentoring System at Hatfield


Mentors are asked to develop activities and opportunities that promote the development and wellbeing of their mentees. The College requests that mentors:

  • Be visible in College and among their mentees.
  • Promote mentees’ individual development and wellbeing by devising activities in consultation with the group.
  • Encourage involvement in development opportunities at College and University level, such as sport, volunteering, the arts, Durham Inspired, etc.
  • Encourage mentees to experience the full extent of Durham and its north-east surroundings.


The College expects that mentors:

  • Participate and take an interest in College life, attending social, musical, and sporting events when they can.
  • Maintain regular contact with their mentees.
  • Organise events that promote individual development within their mentor groups.
  • Contribute to the Mentors’ Directory so that ANY student might approach a mentor for advice about an area of interest or expertise.
  • Encourage mentees to complete training on consent, bystander intervention, and safeguarding from radicalisation.
  • Encourage first- and second-year undergraduate mentees to complete Durham Inspired.
  • Liaise with the Vice-Master/Senior Tutor and Assistant Senior Tutor.
  • Attend termly get-togethers for mentors.
  • Complete a log of activities with the mentor group at the end of each term.

If you have any questions about the mentoring system, please get in touch with Professor Anthony Bash, Senior Tutor ( or Dr Ellen Crabtree, Assistant Senior Tutor (