“Mentoring is an interpersonal activity to support and encourage people to manage their own learning, in order that they maximise their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be.” (Oxford School of Coaching & Mentoring)
The mentoring programme at UHasselt is aimed at supporting (post)doctoral researchers in their further career development. It is a one-on-one interaction between an experienced mentor and a less experienced mentee.
There are two possible tracks in the mentoring programme:
The academic track is only open to postdocs. The civic track is open to both postdocs and PhD students in the second half of their PhD trajectory.
The mentor-mentee relationship is a non-hierarchical, supportive relationship, based on mutual trust and respect. Mentor and mentee are meeting each other on a regular basis and exchange experiences. Importantly, the trajectory is mentee-driven: the main topics of discussion are determined by the mentee and the mentee is encouraged to think carefully about their personal ambitions and professional goals (development approach). The information shared is kept strictly confidential.
The duration of the mentoring trajectory is typically one year.
Who can apply?
How to apply?