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The benefits of a mentoring relationship

What are the benefits of having a mentor?

The specific benefits of being mentored include:

The Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) commissioned a literature review (Hawkes 2012) and study into Mentoring: progressing women’s careers in higher education (Quinn 2012) and found that mentoring has a number of benefits for mentees, mentors and HEIs alike.

From the study, Quinn identified the following as being generic benefits for mentees:

What are the benefits for mentors?

The specific benefits of being a mentor include:

Additionally Quinn identified the following as being generic benefits to mentors:

What are the benefits for your Faculty and the University?

Increasingly, funding bodies require research staff to have access to an active mentoring programme. We can only offer this if we have enthusiastic mentors on our database. An active and successful mentoring scheme brings benefits to your Faculty and the University by:

For more information from RCUK about benefits of mentoring for HEIs please click here

Additionally Quinn identified the following as being generic benefits to HEIs:

 

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