Our flagship Leadership Mentoring Programme offers maximum choice and flexibility to the participants in our Network and is based on insights into experience and development priorities we collect throughout the programme.

In this tailored mentoring programme, we hand-match participants with a sector leader for six months of focused development time. Our Leadership Mentors are experienced professionals from within and outside academia.

Our PATHWAYS Leadership Mentoring Programme runs from September 2023.

Our Leadership Mentoring Programme

Why mentoring?

Mentoring can offer valuable learning opportunities at all stages of your career. A targeted mentoring conversation can help you clarify your thoughts, whether salient issues for you are:

  • resolving snags during your transition to a new role or responsibility
  • seeking your next career move
  • picking up a new skillset
  • finding support for navigating processes or relationships at work.
“Participating in the Leadership Mentoring Programme was an excellent investment into my career and professional development. I was matched with an industry-based mentor who aligned strongly with my personal and professional values. I had the opportunity to discuss the things that mattered to me.
As an industry-focused academic, this was an invaluable  window into non-academic tech fields.”


Mentoring Welcome Workshops

If you are a PATHWAYS participant and signed up for our Leadership Mentoring Core Offer*, you will need to attend one of our Mentoring Welcome Workshops in order to join the programme.

* If you can’t remember which Core Offers you signed up for, please contact us at

Mentoring Welcome Workshops

Mentoring online toolkit

Working with a mentor can give you the opportunity to think, plan and navigate your role and career path.

You may already work with colleagues you wish to approach to mentor you or know of someone with specific expertise that you would love to be mentored by, working on a particular area. There are many individuals you will meet in your career that you may wish to ask to be your mentor for a period of time.

Our online toolkit ‘Choosing, recruiting and working with a mentor‘ explores how to approach and engage a potential mentor, and how to get the most out of the mentoring relationship as you work with your chosen mentor.

The Mentoring Team

Charlotte Bonner-Evans, Partnership Manager

Having worked in the private sector, further and higher education, Charlotte Bonner-Evans is a qualified mentor and coach, and an experienced people manager and project manager, supporting others to develop and grow through mentoring, leadership and training. Charlotte manages all aspects of the mentoring offer which is based on her research into the development priorities of the Fellows community and experience of working in, and with, businesses, industries and HE research.

Get in touch with Charlotte at

Dr Kay Guccione, Mentoring Lead

Dr Kay Guccione (@kayguccione) is Head of Researcher Development at the University of Glasgow and an experienced mentoring consultant. She specialises in mentoring for academic leadership and research career development and is a Masters qualified accredited coach and mentor, and a National Teaching Fellow. Kay is the Network’s Mentoring Lead and has designed our multi-stream mentoring strategy.