Sign up to the Society of RSE Mentoring Scheme

Posted by s.aragon on 28 November 2022 - 11:46am
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After the success of last year’s pilot, the Society of RSE’s mentoring scheme has been launched fully for 2023.

Register your interest to become a mentor or a mentee by Wednesday 30 November 2022.

Mentees must be current members of the Society of RSE, while mentors don't need to be members. 

The scheme is open to all levels: if you’re a mid-career RSE seeking advice from group leaders on how to progress to running a group of your own, or you’re a junior just wondering what a career in RSE could be, then join the scheme. Likewise, we’re looking for mentors at all levels, from group leads to regular RSEs who can help junior RSEs and other early-career staff figure out what they might want to do.

We are hoping to support RSSE Africa by offering 3 mentee positions to RSEs at Stellenboch University, South Africa, so joining the scheme as a mentor is a great way to help further the worldwide RSE movement.

Why sign up for the mentorship scheme?

Last year’s pilot scheme was a great success.100% of mentees reported that they were satisfied with the support and advice they received, and that it had benefited their personal development and given them a better understanding of career paths. Meanwhile, mentors reported it was a great way to develop new skills in leadership and supporting, and helping shape people’s careers was a personally fulfilling process.

Next steps

After the closing date for the mentorship scheme, we’ll check membership status of mentees then send the link to the application form, where mentees can tell us what you’re looking for from the program, and where your skills and experience lie, so we can best pair you up! 

Coach Mentoring will deliver induction sessions in late January for mentors and mentees, training them in how to get the most out of the mentoring relationship – we’re aiming for a one-hour-long meeting for each mentor-mentee pair each month for 5 months or longer.

Register your interest by Wednesday 30 November 2022.

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