Mentoring in the Mathematics Department
Within the Mathematics Department it is our standard practice to appoint a mentor for all new academic staff, whether they are lecturing staff or postdoctoral research assistants. In line with general university policy, the role of a mentor is ‘to draw on their experience and knowledge to advise and guide a less experienced person in order to enhance their performance or support their development’.
An academic position in the Mathematics Department involves many different activities: research, lecturing, interaction with project and PhD students, dealing with the UK exam system, etc. It is the responsibility of a mentor to be available to discuss and offer advice on all these areas, as well as general career development and possible training opportunities that are provided by the University’s Learning and Development Centre.
More formally, a regular meeting timetable is something to be agreed between the mentor and the new member of staff, but typically we expect short (30 minutes to one hour) mentoring meetings at least every two months, with more formal meetings involving another member of staff after six months and then annually.
With permanent members of staff there is also opportunity for further support at their Annual Review, which will usually be conducted by a different member of staff from their mentor.
[The university's page on mentoring is here.]
Staff and their mentors
David Bate - Roman Kotecky
Sam Chow - Samir Siksek
Radu Cimpeanu - Dwight Barkley & James Sprittles
Emanuele Dotto - Dmitriy Rumynin
Louise Dyson - Magnus Richardson
Jo Evans - Marie-Therese Wolfram
Susana Gomes - Florian Theil
Tobias Grafke - Charles Elliott
Adam Harper - John Cremona
Thomas Hudson - Filip Rindler
Chris Lazda - Gavin Brown
Chunyi Li - Christina Boehning
Hong Liu - Oleg Pikhurko
Joel Moreira - Richard Sharp
Simon Myerson - Samir Siksek
Martin Orr - Damiano Testa
Kat Rock - Magnus Richardson
Vedran Sohinger - Daniel Ueltschi
Tim Sullivan - Andreas Dedner
Adam Thomas - Marco Schlichting