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Researcher Development


Rsearcher Development support researchers in developing their coaching and mentoring knowledge, skills and understanding through providing a variety of opportunities.

Coaching and mentoring can widen your portfolio when working with others and help you to make informed, independent decisions about your future. In addition to the well-documented benefits for mentees, new research has added to the evidence that mentoring comes with plenty of advantages for mentors as well.


Introductory Webinar

Aimed at both postdocs and PhD students, this short and accessible webinar aims to introduce the concepts and benefits of mentoring, as well as touching on how to set up and manage a successful mentoring relationship.

Introduction to Mentoring for Researchers | Webinar


Coaching & Mentoring Courses

The following three courses for postdocs build on each other to take you from an introduction to mentoring, through use of self-coaching to further your professional development, to setting up group coaching within your own network.

An Introduction to Coaching and Mentoring

Self-Coaching for Professional Development

Setting Up Group Coaching Sessions


Mentoring Programmes

There are many opportunities for postdocs to get involved with mentoring programmes across the university. For more information, see our Mentoring Programmes page.


Resources Hub

All of the resources used in our live courses, as well as resources for those looking to set up mentoring programmes, are brought together in our online Coaching and Mentoring for Researchers Moodle.

Enrolment key: C&M-res-20-21

Coaching and Mentoring for Researchers