Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Introduction to Student Mentoring

LEVEL D - Doctoral Workshops/Symposium

ECTS CREDITS Not Applicable

DEPARTMENT Doctoral School

DESCRIPTION This interactive workshop aims to introduce participants to the process of mentoring other students through a series of hypothetical ‘situations’ that may arise. These will include mentoring of individuals and small groups. Situations requiring sensitivity to cultural or behavioural diversity will also be introduced. The importance of the mentor as a role model, research guide and general advisor will be tackled.


By the end of this workshop, the doctoral researcher should:

- have acquired knowledge of the most frequent situations that are likely to arise during interaction with students;
- become more aware of how to interact effectively and sensitively with students, including under difficult circumstances;
- have attained knowledge about the role of the mentor;
- have acquired knowledge about the limitations of the role of the mentor.

ADDITIONAL NOTES Timetable Details

Semester 2
Occ A - Date: 13 May 2019; Time: 9:00 - 12:00; Duration: 3 hours
Occ AE - Date: 15 May 2019; Time: 17:00 - 20:00; Duration: 3 hours


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Attendance No 100%

LECTURER/S Sandro Lanfranco

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