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Mentoring

Our mentoring scheme will offer you a unique opportunity for career development and support by pairing you with a trusted mentor with the relevant skills and knowledge.

About mentoring

We offer two individual programmes, for developing health professionals and for academics.

You can be part of one or both, mentor and/or be mentored.

Scheme details

Our rheumatology researchers mentoring scheme is targeted to support a wide range of potential researchers to develop their academic interests and career ambitions.

Whether you are an experienced consultant looking to move into an academic career, an early career researcher, or have no research experience but an interest or idea you’d like support to develop, then we encourage you to apply.

The scheme is intended to encourage autonomy and self-development and mentors are not expected to collaborate on projects. The mentoring scheme aims to support a wide range of potential researchers. Whether you are an experienced consultant looking to move into an academic career, an early career researcher, or have no research experience yet but an interest or idea you’d like support to develop, then we encourage you to apply.

Mentoring relationships can be as long or short as you require and can be conducted face to face, phone, email or virtually.

Testimonials

"My relationship with my mentor will be an important part of my transition from doctoral student to post-doctoral researcher"

"It is a very supportive relationship and a safe space to think new thoughts without making commitments"

"Great opportunity to meet and support an academic trainee from another area working in rheumatology"

"It has been beneficial to have someone outside my organisation and I don't think I would have found such a relationship at this early stage in my career without this scheme"

Become a mentor

Join the scheme as a committed and capable mentor and you’ll be helping others to shape their careers while enhancing your own skills in developing others.

  • Gain insights into the needs of newly qualified professionals

  • Develop strong and enjoyable connections with your peers

  • Take the opportunity to reflect on your career as well as build on your own skillset

Become a mentee

Be matched with an experienced mentor who will assist you in work-related challenges and achieving long-term career goals, while also creating meaningful relationships and expanding your network beyond your own unit, trust or region.

  • Learn from mentor knowledge and expertise to focus on what is needed to grow professionally and realise potential

  • Gain specific skills and knowledge relevant to personal goals

  • Have access to a friendly ear to share frustrations as well as successes

  • Develop your professional network

Get matched

Members should join or login now to start receiving potential matches with relevant skills and knowledge.

Non-members should register for BSR membership to join the scheme.

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