Pipeline Mentoring Programme


The new Pipeline Mentoring Programme is now open to all academic staff (new starters/ ECRs/ academics/ technical staff etc.) and postgraduate students (PGR/PhD) at the University. The scheme enables potential mentees to receive support and advice from more experienced colleagues, helping them to develop their careers and to understand and overcome obstacles to career progression. The Pipeline is of particular importance to under-represented groups, and provides tailored support for the challenges of maternity leave and work-life balance.

Staff and PhD students can register to join the programme (either as Mentees or Mentors) at any time, but the mentoring programmes will run on a biannual basis (Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer).

Programmes currently available are September 2018 – March 2019 and March 2019 – September 2019.

If you would like to join the Programme as a mentor, please register before September 2018.

For more information, and to download the registration forms (mentee and mentor), please follow the link:


SLS Staff Culture Survey – Open to all

The School of Life Sciences Culture Survey is now open to all members of staff across the board –  Technical / Post Docs / Academics / Admin / PGR, etc.

It is very important for everyone to share their views to ensure the results for the School really reflect how staff feel and not just a few who respond. 

All responses are anonymous, so please do feel free to answer honestly and to provide any comments at the end of the survey that you feel are relevant.

The Athena Swan committee will use the results of this survey to help build an Action Plan for change, so it is vital that we get responses from as many staff as possible.

You can find the link here: