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Durham University

Organisation Development

Mentoring Resources

Mentoring at Durham has evolved organically based on research and best practice across the sector, the links below give background reading, resources and tools collected over this time to help you get started either in mentoring personally or in starting mentoring schemes.


Approaches adopted successfully in other University departments

Background Reading

Scholarly articles on mentoring practice and outcome evaluation

Case Studies

Case studies to use when training mentors


Generic guidelines as a starting point for developing departmental guidelines for mentoring


Materials on launching a departmental mentoring scheme


Generic Resources on mentoring academic and research staff


Tools and models useful in framing mentoring discussions