More than Mentoring
Building on the success of the previous Diversity Mentoring Scheme, the More than Mentoring scheme launches in September 2018. We know of the value and many benefits of mentoring, the scheme will seek to offer this and more: the opportunity to network and develop a community through training, workshops and events.
We recognise that staff who identify as a woman, BME, LGBTQ+ or have a disability are significantly underrepresented at senior level. Therefore, the More than Mentoring scheme prioritise these groups to take part. If you are interested in becoming a mentor or mentee, apply here (or by clicking the logo on the right). All participants will receive training and be carefully matched in order to maximise the learning opportunities available. Training dates and a sign up form can be found via the application link.
We would also like to invite you to our More than Mentoring Scheme Launch Event – this takes place on Thursday 4th October, 16:30 – 18:30 in the Anatomy Museum, Strand Campus. This event will be a great opportunity to meet your potential mentors/mentees, set some goals, share ideas and network with other Kings staff. Nibbles and alcohol/non alcoholic refreshments will be provided. Click here to RSVP.
Read more about the benefits of mentoring here.
"I took part in the King’s Diversity and Inclusion mentoring scheme last year and I enjoyed every moment, from a mentor perspective not only did it
provide me with an opportunity to give back, I learnt about an area of Kings that I wasn’t as familiar with, I enhanced my listening and questioning skills and developed my leadership style. It also provided time for me to reflect on my career and aspirations."
Lorraine Kelly - Deputy Organisational Development Director
Other mentoring schemes for King's staff
King's takes part in B-MEntor – a London-wide mentoring scheme for academic and research staff from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) backgrounds.
Organisational Development provide more information about mentoring for King’s staff. There are several local mentoring schemes available around King’s. In many of the Faculties, local D&I practitioners may be able to provide more information about mentoring opportunities.