AAU Mentor programme

New mentor programme for researchers at AAU

The AAU Mentor Programme brings junior researchers and senior researchers together across AAU for 1-1 conversations about:

  • Career development competencies
  • Professional and personal development
  • Insights and inspiration

Participation is free, but limited and must be approved by your Head of Department.

The AAU Mentor Programme is a collaboration betweeen AAURA and the AAU Committee for Equality and Diversity. The programme is a pilot project running in 2020 and the number of participants is therefore limited to one mentee and one mentor per department.

Mentees will be matched with a mentor from a different academic field and conversations between mentor and mentee are confidential.

Benefits for mentees

  • Strengthen your career competencies
  • Get sparring from a senior researcher on career related topics
  • Get insight into career paths in academia

Benefits for mentors

  • Share your expertise as a senior researcher
  • Help a junior researcher develop their career competencies
  • Get insights and inspiration
Toolbook for mentors and mentees

We have collected some useful tips for both mentors and mentees in a digital toolbook.

View toolbook

Code of Conduct for mentors, supervisors and coaches

The Global Coaching and Mentoring Alliance has defined a Code of Conduct for mentors, supervisors and coaches.

Find the Code of Conduct here

Time line

  • Deadline for entering the programme: 22 January, 2020
  • Matching mentees and mentors: February, 2020
  • Start-up meeting for all participants: cancelled due to corona virus
  • 3-4 meetings between mentor/mentee: April-November, 2020
  • Closing meeting for all participants: March, 2021


Contact AAU Competence development