• Are you running a mentoring-type scheme?

    New and existing mentoring-type schemes in all Faculties and across the University need to be supported and promoted to ensure their sustainability.

  • Tell us about your mentoring scheme

    Staff and students - are you already involved in managing a mentoring, coaching, buddying or similar scheme at Brookes?

    Let us know about your scheme so we can include it in this project »

  • Aims of this project

    This project is about providing a set of tools and resources (seven ‘deliverables’) to support existing mentoring activity and to encourage new schemes to develop.

    Sustaining mentoring schemes flowchart

  • What we have done

    The team have finished deliverable one which is a review of mentoring in higher education.

    This deliverable is being used to inform the deliverables three and four which is the guidance materials and the online training for mentors and mentees.

    What we are doing

    At this phase of the project, the team is working on deliverable two and trying to find out about all the different types of mentoring activity.

    Latest project update - November 2016

    Gina Dalton, Project Sponsor for Sustaining Mentoring Schemes:

    “The Project Team has supported Dr Judie Gannon in launching the Sustaining Mentoring Network (SUSTAIN) which is funded by ESRC and involves coordinators from non-higher education institution (HEI) mentoring schemes as well as university schemes/programmes.

    “The first network event heard from managers/coordinators and the issues that they face in ensuring the longevity of their schemes and programmes. The aim is to grow the network and share good practice.

    “The network includes coordinators from mentoring schemes from other universities including Reading, Oxford, University of Wales, Edinburgh Napier, Swansea and Open University. Non-HEI mentoring schemes include: Women in Film and Television, Springboard, Bar Council, Academy of Medical Sciences, Association of Business Mentors, Koestler Trust and Thrive.”


  • Learn more about the PESE Mentoring Project