University Research Staff Mentoring Scheme

This page is for Oxford Brookes University staff. Its purpose is to explain internal processes to staff members. It was moved into its current location on the website in Autumn 2022.

Page content is being revised to reflect the move to the new Research, Innovation and Enterprise Directorate.

Mentoring is a developmental partnership in which a Mentee is guided by a more experienced Mentor, in this case a member of academic staff, who uses their expertise, knowledge and personal experience to help the Mentee achieve their work-related goals.

The scheme is open to all research-active staff, at any stage in their career, from research assistant to professor in all subject areas. 

Illustration of mentoring

You could be a Mentor

if you are:

  • a lecturer, senior lecturer, principal lecturer, reader or professor
  • actively involved in research
  • interested in continuing professional development
  • able to spare approx 1hr a month

You could be a Mentee

if you are:

  • a research assistant, research fellow, early career academic, lecturer, senior lecturer, principal lecturer or reader
  • looking for guidance and support to develop your career
  • able to spare approx 1hr a month 

How to apply

Fill in an application form to register as Mentor, Mentee, or both:

Find out more


If you have any queries about the scheme, please contact Jennie Cripps, Researcher Development Co-ordinator