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The Elizabeth Garrett Mentoring Programme Briefing Session

In-person course

Audience: Academic staff, Research staff, Research supervisors

Date: Wednesday 22 March 2023

Times: 10.30 to 12.00

Key details: This session is for matched participants on the 2022-23 cycle of the Elizabeth Garrett Mentoring Programme who have not previously attended a briefing session for either the Aurora Programme or the Teaching, Research, and Academic Mentoring Scheme

Target audience

Matched participants in the Elizabeth Garrett Mentoring Programme who have not previously attended a briefing session on another institutional mentoring programme.

Qualifications needed

Matched participant in the Elizabeth Garrett Mentoring Programme.

Course information


This briefing session is specifically aimed at participants on the Elizabeth Garrett Mentoring Programme who:

  • have been matched and who will be commencing a partnership during the current pilot cycle, and
  • have not previously attended a briefing session for another University mentoring programme (i.e, Aurora Mentoring Programme, the Teaching, Research and Academic Mentoring Scheme).

This session will be run by Elaine Furnivall, Interim Head of OSDS. There will also be an opportunity to hear from an Elizabeth Garrett mentee and mentor about their experience on the programme.


The workshop will provide an opportunity to explore how mentoring is defined within the context of this programme, and how this relates to the participation in a mentoring partnership.


Participants will be able to discuss questions and concerns about what this may mean in practice, and share expectations, whether as a mentee or mentor.


The session will also cover some basic good practice for successful mentoring and will introduce the programme handbook and the other activities and support associated with the progrmame.



Aims and objectives

By the end of this session you will:


  • Be familiar with the background and characteristics of the Elizabeth Garrett Mentoring Programme
  • Be aware of key characteristics of mentoring as a developmental partnership and of the underlying principles of successful mentoring
  • Be familiar with mentoring agreements and with a range of mentor/mentee expectations
  • Be aware of the stages of a mentoring partnership and the structure for a typical meeting
  • Know what other support and activities are associated with participation in the programme


Elaine Furnivall

Dr Rebekah Widdowfield


Hebdomadar's Room, Hebdomadar's Block, St Salvator's Quad

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