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Coaching & Mentoring


Our Aim

To develop a culture in which coaching and mentoring will help preserve and strengthen our capacity for knowledge sharing, enterprise, innovation, individual empowerment, open communication, decision-making, resilience and the flexibility to deal with change.

Our Vision

‘To help individuals, teams and departments meet their full potential.'

What does a coach do?

A coach’s role at our University is to support staff with specific work challenges. The coach supports the development of the staff member by asking the right questions and assisting them to uncover their own knowledge and skills and change their behaviours. Coaches encourage coachees to deliver a stronger work performance. A coach believes that the coachee has all the tools and resources available within them to work towards their goals.

How coaching works
Our internal coaching pool

Working in partnership with other Universities in the region (University of Leeds, Sheffield Hallam and Bradford University), we are working towards expanding our pool of professionally qualified (ILM Level 5) workplace coaches. Our coaching and mentoring lead Christian helps to match coach’s and coachees, please contact him if you would like to know more.


What does a mentor do?

A mentor’s role at our University is to work with a less experienced member of staff (the mentee) either formally or informally, supporting them to set developmental goals and devise action plans. A mentor has experience in a particular area of work and supports the mentee’s development, often using coaching style questions to get better results and to help staff work towards where they want to be. They act as a sounding board for the mentee, helping them to develop their ideas and formulate new working practices.

How mentoring works
Call for prospective mentors

We are looking for “experienced” colleagues from around our University to become mentors. We match mentor’s and mentees, please get in touch if you would like to know more.

Want a coach or mentor?

Please complete the Coaching or Mentoring Request Form and we will get back to you shortly.  

Online Learning and Resources 

Note: Our Coaching and Mentoring Strategy is available to view.

Our Offering

For more information about the Coaching and Mentoring sessions on offer, please click here

 Interested? Please get in Contact …

If you would like to know more about finding a mentor or coach, or if you are interested in becoming a coach or mentor, please contact our coaching and mentoring lead, Christian McGrath: email or phone 2197. 

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