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Application Form for Mentees (postdocs)

DEADLINE 9:00am Thursday 1 March 2018.

This is a developmental mentoring scheme. Mentors will not assist with Mentees’ CVs, grants, or act as references.

In order to become a Mentee, you are required to attend a 2-hour lunchtime training session.


  • Meetings are regular rather than as required (a minimum of 4-6 times a year)
  • Meetings generally last at least 30 minutes (but not too long so no more than 60 minutes!)
  • The Mentee is responsible for scheduling meetings
  • The Mentee sets the agenda
  • Meetings should ideally be on neutral ground  (though this might not always be possible)
  • Focus is on building the Mentee’s problem solving/self-efficacy skills, exploring solutions rather than advice/solutions
  • Either might prepare a summary, for their own use, which details the main issues and agreed actions

To apply, please complete the form below and send a copy of your CV to .

All information submitted in this application will be treated as CONFIDENTIAL. It will be considered by administrators from the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs for matching you with a Mentor, and it will be shared with the assigned Mentor.

If you feel uncomfortable completing this form online, please email for more information.

Training will take place on Tuesday 6 March, 12-2pm (with lunch) at the Postdoc Centre @ Biomedical Campus  

The minimum requirement for your mentoring meetings is 4 ~1hr sessions in a 9 month period. Can you commit to this time?  


What broad topic(s) would you like to discuss with your Mentor?   Select as many topics as you are interested in discussing.
Mentor Preference  

Industry Mentoring If you are a postdoctoral researcher contemplating pursuing a career in the private or public sector, we will give you the opportunity to exchange experiences with, and receive feedback from, an experienced professional (former postdoctoral researcher). Please indicate the sector you are interested in.

The information given on this form is solely for use in the Mentoring Programme matching process.

This form and your CV will be considered by administrators from the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs for matching you with a Mentor, and will be shared with the assigned Mentor.

You will receive a copy of your Mentor’s form.

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