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BSI Interdisciplinary Mentorship Matchmaking

Our new mentorship programme matches mentors to mentees to support career development in areas specific to interdisciplinary research.

The programme has been developed with input from our community and will be supported by events throughout the year. There will be two programmes, one for group leaders (PIs) and one for early career researchers (PDRA and PhD).
Complete the online form to take part
Researchers in discussion around table


Our new matchmaking programme aims to provide supportive, relaxed mentorship in areas specific to Interdisciplinary research. It will complement, not replace, the mentorship already established within Departments.   

Sign-up for Mentorship Matchmaking here: 

How it works   

We will match you with a potential mentor or mentee according to their career stage, the areas they want to focus on and the role(s) they want to take in the partnership. After matching with a partner, the informal mentorship meetings will take place over a 6 month period, allowing enough time to address a specific mentorship need.  

Each pair will be given coffee vouchers for their mentorship sessions, which can be held in whichever format and frequency is most appropriate. At the end of the six-month period we will ask the pairs to complete a short anonymous form to track the impact of the mentorship.   


How to get involved   

Using the short form available here, please state your career stage, the areas that you are looking for support on and areas in which you can offer support to others. If you already have a mentor in mind this can be added to the form too. 

Access the form using this link, by 25 October 2024.  

Interested but want to know more? Email



Date  Description 
20 September 2023

Information session and mixer for group leaders (in-post academic/PI focus).

25 October 2023

Information session and mixer for early career researchers (PhD and PDRA).

5 April 2024

Interdisciplinary research focused training course for professional development followed by mixer (suggestions for course topic invited by email to