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July 8th, 2013

B-MEntor: mentoring scheme for academic and research staff

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Equality and Diversity

July 8th, 2013

B-MEntor: mentoring scheme for academic and research staff

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

LSE has recently joined B-MEntor, a cross-institutional London-wide mentoring scheme, aimed at enhancing career advancement of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) academic and research staff. All academic and research staff can participate in the scheme as either mentors or mentees. Last date for applications is 26 July.

B-MEntor blogB-MEntor is a cross-institutional mentoring scheme aimed at enhancing career development opportunities for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) academic and research staff. LSE is participating in the scheme in partnership with University College London (UCL), King’s College, Brunel University, Imperial College, the Institute of Education and Queen Mary, University of London.

Academic and research staff can take part in the scheme as –

  • Mentors: Staff at Senior Lecturer, Reader or Professorial level from any ethnic background can apply, or
  • Mentees: Staff should be from post-doc to lecturer level and should self-identify as being from a BME background.

The scheme is specifically aimed at improving career development of BME staff because in all the participating institutions, BME staff are underrepresented at senior levels. B-MEntor is an attempt to address these inequalities and accelerate positive change through mentoring.

The scheme provides an opportunity to both mentors and mentees to network with colleagues, exchange ideas and experiences and to build skills and knowledge for professional and personal development.

For more information, please see B-MEntor webpages. For specific questions about the mentor and mentee roles, please see the Mentor and Mentee webpages.

Last date to express interest in the scheme is 26 July (Friday).

You can contact us at Equality.and.Diversity@lse.ac.uk.

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