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Please find below information about the B-MEntor Scheme.

The Diversity Team is launching a new mid-year round of recruitment to B-MEntor programme with a lunchtime briefing session 1-2pm, 18 November 2014 in Room 208, G.O. Jones Building, Mile End Campus.

  • B-MEntor is the flagship cross-institutional London mentoring scheme for academic and research staff from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) backgrounds.
  • It's run in partnership with Kings College London, the London School of Economics and University College London, and was shortlisted for two national awards in 2014: the ENEI Tapping into Talent Award, and the Race for Opportunity Developing Talent (Progression) Award.
  • We want to recruit the next cohort of Mentees (early career researchers or lecturers from BME backgrounds) and Mentors (any senior academics wanting to make a personal commitment to tackling the under-representation of BAME academics at senior levels) for the January 2015 round.
  • If you are unable to attend this session, but are interested in becoming either a Mentee or Mentor, please contact Marcia Williams, Interim Diversity Manager, for dates of further briefings at our partner institutions, or for more information about the application process

Please complete the below forms to submit your applications of interest to Marcia Williams,


BMEntor expression interest mentor [.docx 32 KB]


BMEntor expression interest mentee [.docx 32 KB]



We are delighted that the Programme has been shortlisted for 2 awards this year: ENEI Tapping into Talent award and Race for Opportunity Talent (progression) award

Who is the scheme aimed at?

The scheme is aimed at BME academics and researchers from post-doc to lecturer level

Who are the mentors?

The mentors are academics and researchers from any ethnic background at senior lecturer level or above

What does it involve?

Mentoring is based on exchanging experiences, ideas and feedback between the two parties. It helps to promote understanding of formal and informal structures, enhances opportunities for staff to develop and build skills and knowledge and enables continuing professional development and personal growth.

What's in it for staff?


•  Fulfilment from facilitating personal development and encouraging others

•  Networking with like-minded colleagues

•  Assisting others along a path you have already been successful on

•  Advancing equality and diversity in higher education

•  Enhancing skills such as coaching and constructive criticism


•  Obtaining career advice and direction

•  Help with identifying and clarifying issues, problems and obstacles

•  Sourcing new ideas and practices

•  Gaining the opportunity for networking across a broader spectrum than provided by the day-to-day environment


UCL has published a detail FAQ for the scheme, find out here:


If you would like more information contact: Rukasana Bhaijee 020 7882 5519

You can also download the flyer or have a look at the proposal for the scheme


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