Call For Interest for B-MEntor: mentoring schemes for staff from BAME backgrounds

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We are looking for mentors and mentees to participate in our cross-institutional mentoring schemes for Academic, Research and Professional Services staff from Black, Asian, Mixed and minority ethnic backgrounds.

What is B-MEntor?

B-MEntor Academic and Professional are two well-established mentoring programmes that offer a unique platform for BAME academic, research and Professional Services staff to strengthen their skills and improve their networking capability through cultivating cross-institutional relationships.
The programme supports UCL’s commitment to delivering pipeline interventions through Positive Action as part of its commitment to the Race Equality Charter Mark and UCL’s Race Equality Implementation Plan 2021 .  

Which institutions are participating in B-MEntor?

The schemes are being run in partnership with Queen Mary University of London, King’s College London, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, St George’s University of London, and the University of the Arts London.

Who is eligible to participate? 

  • Mentees: Academic and Research staff at Post-Doctoral to Lecturer level and Professional Services staff from grades five to seven who self-identify as being from a Black, Asian, Mixed and Minority Ethnic background. i.e. not White European. 
  • Mentors: Academic and Research staff at Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor/Reader or Professorial level and Professional Services staff from grades seven to ten from any ethnic background.

What does the scheme include?

The mentoring period will be approximately one year, and a training and support package is offered for all parties. The selection and matching of mentors and mentees will take place in February and there is a mandatory training session in January/February.

Please register your expression of interest by Thursday 5 January 2023. Find out more and register on the B-MEntor Academic Mentoring Scheme webpage and B-MEntor Professional Mentoring Scheme site.

How can I get in touch?

  • University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT (0) 20 7679 2000