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 2018/2019 are now open. The deadline for application is Monday 22 January 2018 at 17:00.

Aims of the scheme

This scheme provides support to female staff to develop and strengthen their research portfolio. This will make them more able to compete for senior research roles alongside their male counterparts. 

We will address the imbalance of male and female staff in senior roles. In the longer term, the 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 experienced colleagues, to help them realise their 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.

A half-day workshop will be run for both mentees and mentors and is a compulsory part of the scheme. You will be asked to select from the following dates on the application form: Wednesday 28 February 2018 (am) or Wednesday 7 March 2018 (pm).

How to apply

Applications are now invited for both mentors and mentees. It is important that we gain as much information as possible on each applicant. In addition, their reasons for applying to the scheme in order to enable us to make the most suitable mentor/mentee pairing.

The WRMS team will strive to match everybody that applies, so we welcome as much details as possible on the application form.

Please complete the relevant online application form below:

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.

Follow us on Twitter at @WomenRes_Mentor for the latest news on the WRMS scheme, mentoring updates, news, events and other networks supporting women in research roles.

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