A University-wide mentorship scheme is available, with a range of options for making the most out of the mentorship experience.
The Faculty runs the Early Careers Mentoring Network, aimed at both research and academic employees who are at an early stage of their career.
The Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences (ICaMB) also run their own mentorship scheme offering one-to-one bespoke mentoring for researchers at a range of career stages.
The NU Women Career Conversations Scheme gives NU Women members the opportunity to discuss any issues relating to their career with a more experienced colleague one-to-one.
Externally funded research and technical staff in the Faculty are eligible to apply for bridging funds to support them between contracts.
Faculty staff can apply for the Aurora Leadership Programme which is a national leadership development programme aimed at women in Higher Education at mid-career stage.
The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Fund (EDIF) supports staff or student projects focused on issues around equality, diversity and inclusion. Upto £5K per project is available.
We will be launching a Returners' Programme in Autumn 2017 to support those staff returning to work after a period of parental leave.
For further information about any of the above please contact FMS.Diversity@ncl.ac.uk.
Our EDI Team works closely with all of the following networks, which are open to all members of the Faculty.
NU Women organises a range of events and activities across the year to support the career aspirations and progression of all female staff across the University. Their interactive blog provides an overview of all the work they do and ways to get involved.
The Parent’s network is for anyone who has or is expecting children. A related network is the Carer’s network which is for staff who act as carers. Both networks are an opportunity for staff and students to meet with other people in a similar situation to themselves to discuss issues and problems, find support, and access information. Our EDI Team is currently leading a cross-faculty review of parenting and childcare support for staff and students across the University. The aim of the review is to identify challenges and barriers for parents working and studying at the University, and ways in which we can improve our support.
The Disability Interest Group provides a forum and support network for all staff who consider themselves to have a physical or mental disability.
Our EDI Team organises regular mentor training events, which are open to staff members wanting to become a mentor on our mentoring schemes. These events are advertised via email and on our events page.
We also actively encourage and support women staff into more senior roles, for example, through funding staff to attend the Aurora Leadership Programme which is a national leadership development programme aimed at women in Higher Education at mid-career stage.