Sign up to a Reverse Mentoring Programme: deadline extended

October 15th, 2021

The university is opening applications for two further reverse mentoring opportunities for staff and students – with deadlines now extended.

The programmes are open to staff from all job families, roles and disciplines and is supported by the EPSRC funded STEMM-CHANGE and University of Nottingham-University of Birmingham funded ReMEDI, projects.

What is reverse mentoring?

Reverse mentoring is when a person in a senior position (the reverse mentee) is mentored by someone in a more junior position to themselves (the reverse mentor). The programmes provide an opportunity for participants to engage in honest, open and respectful dialogue about the lived experience of staff and students from underrepresented backgrounds and the barriers they can face.

Our learning from previous cohorts suggests that the insights generated can contribute to improving the educational and professional experience of our diverse staff and student community and contribute to the overall inclusive culture and performance of the university.

You can watch this short animation about reverse mentoring for more information on reverse mentoring, or this short video and animation for more information on reverse mentoring in STEMM subjects.

Please read more below and once you have decided whether you want to be reverse mentored by a member of staff or a student and whether on this occasion you want to be reverse mentored by a BAME colleague/student or a member of staff from a STEMM subject with a different protected characteristic, click on the appropriate link in the documents below to select which programme you would like to take part in.

Next steps

If you would like to be a reverse mentor or mentee, you will need to sign up to one of the programme options via the links above.

The deadline for applications for the STEMM-CHANGE programme has now been extended to 5pm on Friday 29 October 2021.

The deadline for applications for The ReMEDI Programme has also been extended, and is now midnight on Friday 29 October 2021.

For more information about reverse mentoring please contact Lucy Williams, Senior Project Manager.

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