Scholarship Development mentoring

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Who is it for?

Supporting colleagues to engage in scholarship activities to disseminate their own practice and expertise.

  • Colleagues new to scholarship
  • Experienced staff
  • Colleagues in professional services
  • Colleagues wishing to engage in scholarship as a pathway to research
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Benefits of mentoring

  • Confidence building
  • Pointers to relevant professional development, networking and coaching
  • Skills development/enhancement
  • Career advice and planning
  • Guidance on where to start
  • Identifying and planning development opportunities
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Mentoring cycle

It is expected that a mentoring relationship will last between 6 months to 1 year, and have well-defined objectives. At the end of the agreed period, the mentor and mentee should review the objectives and may decide that further mentoring would be beneficial.

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Learning and Teaching Enhancement Strand Lead

Learning and Teaching Enhancement Strand Lead

Dr Heather Fotheringham

Heather Fotheringham

Heather has considerable experience in mentoring for writing and publication, including supervising student dissertations and mentoring staff to undertake research and scholarship. She has led the Scholarship Development strand of the mentoring scheme since it was established. She has been an active mentor and mentee on a number of strands of the mentoring scheme.Heather has written a number of blog posts about mentoring including:

Read more about Heather’s professional background and role within the Learning and Teaching Academy.



Getting started

  • Find out more by reading the Code of Practice and FAQs
  • Contact the strand lead, Heather Fotheringham if you have any further questions about Scholarship Development mentoring
  • For general enquiries please use the general email address


 Mentoring agreement form