The School of Geography and the Environment is pleased to announce the launch of a new department-wide mentoring scheme.
The Geography and the Environment Mentoring Scheme - known as 'GEMS' - is open to any member of staff or DPhil student. It aims to help staff and students achieve personal and professional growth, with the support and guidance of a more experienced mentor. With mentors and mentees drawn from across the department, the School hopes to build an even more collegial and cohesive community of staff and students.
Mentees can benefit from having time and space to take a fresh look at their career, skills and work-life balance, whilst mentors have the opportunity to 'give something back' by helping other members of the School to succeed.
We plan to match our first set of mentors and mentees at the end of October. This will be followed by an introductory lunchtime event on Monday 6 November, 12.30 - 1.30pm in the Beckit Room at SoGE, where a guest speaker will tell us more about the benefits of mentoring and how to get the most out of it. All staff and DPhil students are welcome to attend if they are interested in the scheme, and anyone who has already joined can use the opportunity to meet their new mentor or mentee.
If anyone would like to find out more, or sign up to be a mentor and/or mentee, they can find full details and registration forms on the Intranet. Our Equality and Diversity Officer, Claire Hann, is co-ordinating the scheme and is happy to answer any queries.