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Mentoring programme

The aim of the mentoring programme is to provide staff with an opportunity to reflect on their professional development and career opportunities with the assistance of an experienced professional staff member. The mentoring programme also provides an opportunity for experienced staff to share their experiences.

Who is eligible?

The mentoring programme is open to all professional staff at the University of Otago, and we welcome applications from Christchurch, Wellington, and Auckland. You must be on a permanent contract and have worked in the University for at least twelve months.

Mentors and mentees will be matched according to need and three mentoring meetings will be offered between April and November 2021 (a maximum of one hour duration for each meeting). These meetings will be completely confidential to the parties involved. Both mentors and those mentored will receive training and support.


25 January 2021 Applications for the mentoring programme open
21 May 2021 Applications close
1 June 2021 Workshop for mentors
16 June 2021 Initial meeting and introduction to mentoring partner
3 November 2021 Conclusion to mentoring programme and final meeting

If you would like any more information please contact Suzy Keene:

Tel +64 3 479 8743