Academic Mentoring

Welcome to the Academic Mentoring Scheme at NUI Galway

What is the purpose of academic mentoring at NUI Galway?

The purpose of academic mentoring is to support the professional growth of the individual who is in the early stage of their career and to promote excellence in teaching and learning, research and academic leadership.

What is Mentoring?

Mentoring is the process by which a mentor empowers a mentee to build their skills and to achieve their career goals.  Support is offered at NUI Galway through a partnership of senior staff members and early career colleagues with the aim of developing staff to release their potential.

Mentoring in NUI Galway may be defined as:

“off-line help by one person to another in making significant transitions in knowledge, work or thinking”              
(Clutterbuck, 1990)