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Mentoring training [TG1/Mentoring]


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Considering becoming a mentor but want to know more? Our new M25 Mentoring Event is for you. This half day session will provide an introduction to mentoring, including best practice and tips on undertaking effective mentoring conversations, an opportunity to hear from a seasoned mentor about their experience, and an overview of M25’s own Mentoring Scheme. This event is primarily aimed at staff from M25 member institutions who are considering taking on a mentoring role, particularly through the M25 Mentoring Scheme, but will be of interest to anyone exploring mentoring.


13.00   Welcome and Introductions

13.05   Workshop – Successful Mentoring: an exploration of what mentoring is (and isn’t) and the roles                       of mentor and mentee – Margaret Bentley

13.50    Break

14.00   So, you want to be a Mentor? – Steve Bowman

14.25   The M25 Mentoring scheme – Andrew Preater

14.45    Q&A / panel discussion


Speaker biographies:

Margaret Bentley has worked in the field of Learning and Development for over 20 years, mainly in the Higher Education and Charity sector.  In her current role, she is responsible for leading a team delivering a wide range of targeted and innovative learning and development opportunities for all staff and research degree students from manager and leadership development and EDI to digital skills and mentoring.   She developed and rolled out the mentoring programme at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Steve Bowman is the ‘Medical School Librarian and TEL Lead’ at University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust. A Fellow of CILIP and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, he has an MA in Information Management, and an MSc in E-Learning. He has worked in the ‘Information Services’ sector since 1982 in Further Education, Higher Education, and NHS senior roles. The transition from working in HE for 20 years, to working in the NHS during the pandemic has only increased his enthusiasm for the role of the Information Professional in these ‘interesting times’. His passions include the history of the book, film and cinema, and Prog Rock!

Andrew Preater (pronouns: he/him) is Director of Library Services at Goldsmiths, University of London. Andrew joined Goldsmiths in 2023 and provides leadership and strategic direction for the Library.

Prior to this, his experience in higher education included posts at University of West London, Imperial College London; Senate House, University of London; and the University of Durham where he began his career working in library systems.

Andrew’s professional interests include the role of academic libraries in equity and widening participation, working-class experiences of higher education and libraries, and the application of critical librarianship to library leadership. He is an Executive Board member and Trustee of SCONUL, and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Free for members of the M25 Consortium
£50 for non members

Information for joining:

  • This session is virtual and will run via Zoom. Once your booking has been confirmed, joining instructions will be emailed the day before the event.
  • Electronic CPD attendance certificates can be provided on request. Please request via

Cancellations less than one week before the event will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. In the event of a ‘no-show’ on the day, the full non-member fee will be charged.

To book a place please use our online booking form. Please remember to include your PO number, if a non-member, as bookings cannot be confirmed without this.

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