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Research mentoring is an interactive process that supports individuals to develop and maintain their research profile and activities. A mentor is someone who takes a special interest in helping another person to develop into a successful professional. 

Solent has introduced a research mentoring scheme with a view to supporting a growth in research capacity and enhancing research culture. 

The scheme is facilitated through Research, Innovation and Enterprise (RIE). It will run as a pilot for the academic year 2018-19. Mentors and mentees can apply to take part, from doctoral students and early career researchers to more experienced researchers.

Join the research mentoring scheme

To participate in the scheme as either a mentor or a mentee, please complete the relevant application form and email it to

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Your form will then be assessed and a suitable match between mentor and mentee proposed.   

Assuming the match is acceptable, then both mentors and mentees will be expected to engage in a short series of induction training events to be held in the new academic year, as part of the researcher development programme. This training will outline the theories and models underpinning the process of mentoring, as well as enabling each mentoring pair to explore expectations of both the scheme and how they will engage with it. 

Each mentoring pair will be expected to arrange four to six meetings over the period of the academic year. The process will be evaluated at the end of the year. 

Support materials are available on the Research mentoring pages in Solent Online Learning

Some mentoring partners may be asked to take part in further evaluation activities, including creating suitable case studies for dissemination in future events. 

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