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Durham University

Organisation Development

Approaches to Mentoring

All new members of professional support staff are appointed an induction mentor who will show you the ropes in the department and provide practical day to day support through your first few weeks of appointment.  The mentoring relationship may develop through time to a peer mentoring relationship providing you with support as you progress and develop within the University.

Academic members of staff will be appointed a probation mentor who will support you through the academic probation process.  This person may assist you with specific guidance on eg research, teaching and learning or project management.

Those academics studying for the Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PG CAP) are encouraged to identify a mentor to support them through the course.

Further details relating to these different forms of mentoring can be found by accessing the pages indicated on the left marked "Induction mentor" and "Guidelines for the mentoring of academics and research staff".