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Mentoring Programmes

QGI MENTORING PROGRAMMES FOR WOMEN IN QUEEN'S

QGI delivers a suite of Mentoring Programmes for women in Queen’s. Our approach is holistic and Mentee-led and has been shaped by feedback from our Mentoring Champions, Mentees and Mentors over many years. Mentor-Mentee matches are made by our Champions, not algorithms, and are informed by individual conversations with each Mentee who shares their personal objectives.

Mentees are paired with a more senior colleague, from a different School or Directorate, with experience across areas that the Mentee would like to learn about.  These might include; career progression, learning about the university, personal development, leadership, academic research, balancing life at work and outside work, managing work portfolios etc.

The QGI Academic Mentoring Programme provides mentorship for female lecturers, senior lecturers, readers and professors. The Programme launches in October and runs until the next academic year. Dr Susan Clarke and Dr Kathryn McNeilly are the current Mentoring Champions and typically arrange 25 Mentee-Mentor pairings.

The QGI Professional Services Mentoring Programme provides mentorship in the area of career development and leadership for female professional services staff at Grade 7 (2021-22). The Programme launches in October and runs until the next academic year. Dr Alice Dubois and Ms Natasha Sharma are the current Mentoring Champions and also arrange around 25 Mentee-Mentor pairings.

QGI partners with Organisational Development in Queen’s to provide Mentorship for participants on the Aurora Leadership Development Initiative (Advance HE). Each year, around 8 academic and 8 professional services colleagues are supported through QGI Mentoring Programmes. To learn more about Aurora in Queen’s, click here.

CURRENT MENTORING CHAMPIONS

Dr Susan Clarke

Mentoring Champion
Academic Programme 

Dr Kathryn McNeilly

Mentoring Champion
Academic Programme

Dr Alice Dubois

Mentoring Champion
Professional Services Programme

Ms Natasha Sharma

Mentoring Champion
Professional Services Programme

Contact:

Queen's Gender Initiative