"Off-line help by one person to another in making significant transitions in knowledge, work or thinking”

                                                                                                                                  ~ David Megginson and David Clutterbuck



Find out more about our Mentoring Schemes:

Teaching, Research and Academic Mentoring Scheme 

The 2018-19 academic year marks the 12th anniversary of the highly successful cross-institutional mentoring scheme developed through collaboration between the University of St Andrews (CAPOD) and the University of Dundee (OPD).  We are delighted to have Abertay University, Glasgow School of Art with us on the scheme again and welcome The James Hutton Institue for its first cycle.

The scheme is now open for sign-up with applications closing on 31st August 2018. Read more about TRAM: Teaching, Research and Academic Mentoring Scheme


Professional Development Mentoring Scheme

With the University’s commitment to becoming a high-performance community, mentoring is a central way in which we can connect, collaborate and create a best practice development culture.  OPD are pleased to host and coordinate the Professional Development Mentoring scheme for the University. The scheme is mid-cycle but will recommence in early 2019. Read more about the Professional Development Mentoring scheme.

Academic Line Managers and Mentors in Academic Probation

A workshop to support mentors provides an oversight of the role of Academic Line Managers and Mentors in the revised Academic Probation system at the University. It will provide tips and advice on how to be an effective Academic Line Manager or Mentor. Read more about Academic Line Managers and Mentors in Academic Probation.

Mentoring Resources and Support

Mentoring is widely recognised as a highly important and sometimes pivotal professional, development opportunity. The aim of this resource is to further support those in existing mentoring partnerships and those interested in becoming involved in mentoring as a mentee, mentor or manager, in a University context.  It provides concise advice, opportunities for reflection, insight into the benefits of mentoring to the individuals involved and further selective reading.

Please also be aware of university policy in place to further support mentoring partnerships

HR Policies 

Equality and Diversity Policies

Academic and Corporate Governance Policies

Mentoring Resource Video