Mentoring Scheme

We are currently updating our webpage with information surrounding the different mentoring schemes throughout the University of Birmingham. Once complete, this will enable all members of staff to have the opportunity to liaise with the relevant mentoring schemes directly, enabling a more suitable matching process. We are also in the process of creating a ‘mentoring support intranet page’ for all mentors and mentees with useful information and advice.

Please be advised that the ‘Being an Effective Mentor’ course is still available for anyone wishing to improve their skills in mentoring. Further details of course content and dates can be found below.


Being an effective mentor

Key contact

Contact POD (x44606; x43693;


Half day.

Delivery method

The workshop will be held at Park House Annexe (Situated at G19 in the green zone on the campus map).

Who it is suitable for

This course is available to anyone who wishes to become a mentor at the University or has informal mentoring relationships already in place, and wants some additional training to help them with this role.

What you will be able to do after the course

At the end of the workshop you will have the confidence to take on the role of mentor and will understand how valuable a ‘mentoring’ relationship is to all concerned.


The workshop is an opportunity to understand your role and responsibilities as a mentor, and the skills relevant to this role. It will cover the University’s mentoring scheme, the benefits of mentoring, ground rules and confidentiality, the mentoring relationship and the skills of being an effective mentor.

So what’s distinctive?

An opportunity to grasp the subtleties of mentoring and the options open to you, so that you can develop a style unique to you and useful to your mentee.

How to book

Please submit a course on-line booking form