Women Researchers Mentoring Scheme (WRMS)

The Women Researchers Mentoring Scheme (WRMS) aims to promote and facilitate professional development for women researchers working at UWE Bristol, helping them reach senior research roles.

Applications for 2017/2018 are now closed. The scheme will re-open at the end of 2017.

Aims of the scheme

This mentoring scheme provides support to female staff to develop and strengthen their research portfolio, thereby making them more able to compete for senior research roles alongside their male counterparts. It also aims to address the imbalance of male and female staff in senior roles. In the longer term, it is anticipated that such a scheme will help to achieve the strategic aim of increasing the number of women in senior research roles across the University.

What the scheme offers

The scheme offers a specified number of mentoring opportunities which aim to provide mentees with encouragement, support and advice from a more experienced colleague, and to help them realise potential and fulfil their research career aspirations. The scheme will entail a nominated woman researcher being matched to a mentor, who can be a woman or man. 

Eligibility criteria

The scheme is available for all women in academic and research roles, employed by UWE Bristol who wish to develop their research careers. Professors, Associate Professors and other experienced researchers are invited to take on mentoring roles.

PhD students, staff seconded from other institutions, staff in receipt of the current Vice-Chancellor's Early Career Researcher Award and new members of staff who are being mentored as part of their probation period are not eligible to apply as mentees.

WRMS resources

Useful external links

Further information

For further information, please see our scheme FAQs. If you have any further queries about the WRMS, please contact Emma Thomas on +44 (0)117 32 87504 or email emma7.thomas@uwe.ac.uk.

The Women Researchers Mentoring Scheme now has a Twitter account! Follow us on @WomenRes_Mentor for latest news on the WRMS scheme, mentoring updates, news, events and other networks supporting women in research roles.

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