The University recognises that mentoring is a valuable tool in ensuring we retain and develop our staff.

We are pleased to announce that the University is launching a UoB Mentoring Academy for staff to bring together and enhance current informal and formal mentoring arrangements already in place at the University.

Mentoring is a non-directive relationship where a more experience colleague uses his/her greater knowledge and understanding to support the development of a colleague – using models and skills relating to questioning, listening, clarifying and reframing.

Initial mentoring training for existing and new mentoring within the UoB Mentoring Academy are due to take place later this month and in August in order that the academy can be fully up and running from the start of the new academic year.

The academy is open to all our staff – whether you are new or experienced, in academic or professional support roles. If you feel that you would benefit from having a mentor or interested in being a mentoring yourself as a first step discuss this with your Head of School / Service or Executive Board representative and contact your HR Business Partner.

For more information generally about the mentoring academy please visit the dedicated web page for the UoB Mentoring Academy below or contract Jo Edwards via telephone on ext 3365 or via email at



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