BAM Mentorship Month
The Mentorship Month is a mentorship scheme provided to support Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs) and Early Career Academics (ECAs). To be classed as an ECA, you either need to be a final year PGR or, you need to have finished your PhD no more than 5 years ago.
Informed from our experience as ECAs in the British Academy Management (BAM), mentorship has been highlighted as a particular area of concern particularly for PGRs/ECAs who have consistently reported feeling unsupported, disconnected, and isolated.
During the Mentorship Month, mentees are able to personally select the areas that they would most like to receive support on including both personal and professional development needs. For instance, mentees may choose to receive mentoring on theory and philosophical underpinning, work-life balance or funding proposals. As such Mentorship Month is tailored to individuals’ needs and offers mentees a unique opportunity to be mentored by academics with expertise in the specific area that support is required. The scheme includes two contact hours between mentor and mentee which will be arranged amongst the mentorship pair and will be conducted online via video conferencing software.
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