Mentoring Scheme now open!

The Surgery & Cancer Mentoring scheme has been launched and is now open to all academic, research and support staff. If you are interested in having a mentor please use the contact form provided on the website. It is also a good idea to attend a workshop to learn what the scheme can offer you and what to expect from your mentoring relationship.

Next workshop – The next available mentoring workshop is running on Tuesday 24th March at South Kensington from 10 –1pm  – please email if you would like to book a place. Workshops are for both potential mentors and mentees and are run by Fiona Richmond from the Learning and Development Centre. The sessions cover starting and ending the mentoring relationship, tools to use within the sessions, and managing boundaries. The workshops are participatory and designed to help people new to mentorship get started and for those who have mentoring experience to refresh their thinking.

We are developing a mentoring pool but still need more participants in order to meet demand and offer a wider range of experience. Not only is mentoring a vital part of a sustainable collegiate environment, it is also a thoroughly rewarding experience. Our scheme is running across all grades and job families but we have a particular need for more Academic and Clinical Academic staff at the moment. We would encourage anyone considering becoming a mentor to come along to a workshop and find out more with no obligation. There is plenty of support on hand for mentors including regular ‘debrief’ sessions.

The workshops are aimed at both potential mentors and mentees and are being held on the following dates:

Tuesday 24th March                       10 –1pm at South Kensington
Thursday 16th April                         1-4pm at Hammersmith
Wednesday 20th May                     10-1pm at St Mary’s

For more information about our Department of Surgery and Cancer scheme, mentoring in general, or to sign up for mentoring please visit the Surgery & Cancer mentor pages.

If you have any questions then please contact Kathryn Johnson (

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