Coaching and Mentoring

Coaching and mentoring are available for staff at the University. Both coaching and mentoring are effective ways of taking forward your leadership, personal and professional development. To clarify the difference between coaching and mentoring and to help you decide which is the best option for you, please see below:


A structured intervention, usually within a defined period, helping individuals solve problems, achieve specific goals, and unlock their potential.  The coach does not usually need to have direct experience of their coachee’s formal occupational role.

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Usually a longer-term, informal relationship with a more experienced colleague who can pass on knowledge, experience and open doors to otherwise out-of-reach opportunities.  The mentor often helps the mentee focus on career or personal development.

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