Mentoring at SRUC

What is Mentoring?

"Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction."John C Crosby

Mentoring is a one-to-one supportive relationship focused on learning and development which will help individuals fulfil their potential. In essence it is a non-judgemental relationship which will facilitate and lead to career development. The mentoring process happens when:

"an experienced individual, outside the reporting relationship, holds regular meetings and discussions and takes personal interest in guiding and supporting the development of a less experienced person in progressing within and beyond their immediate role."Hale, 2000

A mentoring relationship is outwith the direct line management relationship. The mentoring scheme will match a person with relevant experience (the mentor) to a another person who can benefit from this experience (the mentee). As well as providing career development support, it is also anticipated that mentors who participate in this scheme will develop skills by gaining experience of undertaking a mentoring role.

Human Resources

Address: Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Peter Wilson Building, Kings Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JG.

Telephone: 0131 535 4000

E-mail: humanresources@sruc.ac.uk