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Research Skills: Mentoring

Mentoring skills required of excellent PhD or doctoral students

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12 November 2010

An excellent researcher at doctoral or PhD level:

  • Effectively supports the lea [removed][removed] rning of others when involved in teaching, mentoring, demonstrating or other research activities.
  • Recognises the importance of mentorship.

Looking ahead, a doctoral student can aim to become an excellent early-career researcher who:

  • Develops skills as a mentor and uses their own mentorship effectively.
  • Encourages peers and less experienced researchers to present at conferences, write and publish joint or individual papers.
  • Acts as a mentor to students.

Note: These skills are identified in the UK Researcher Development Framework – where they appear as D1.5 Working with Others: Mentoring

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