Leukaemia UK’s mentoring scheme enables current John Goldman Fellows to engage in one-to-one mentoring with established researchers in leukaemia and other related blood cancers.
Leukaemia UK provides a voluntary mentoring scheme for all current John Goldman Fellows.
Leukaemia UK’s mentoring scheme offers current John Goldman Fellows the opportunity to engage in one-to-one mentoring with established researchers in leukaemia and other related blood cancers.
We promote the developmental model of mentoring: an enabling, non-directive approach to mentoring intended to help John Goldman Fellows make critical decisions. The Fellow-mentor matching process is managed by Leukaemia UK, and the paperwork associated with the scheme is purposely kept to a minimum. The mentoring process is led by the John Goldman Fellow, and mentors provide a framework to help the Fellow make career choices and other decisions, and to signpost the Fellow to information and resources that may be useful for this.
Our belief is that by providing a mentoring scheme of this kind we will enable our current and future John Goldman Fellows to achieve even greater academic and research success, thereby accelerating the research discoveries required to stop leukaemia devastating lives.
How to get involved
The mentoring scheme is open to all current John Goldman Fellows. We also welcome interest from researchers in leukaemia and other related blood cancers who would like to be a mentor for our scheme.
If you would to be a mentor for our mentoring scheme please email Dr Tom Simpson.
Leukaemia UK has developed a number of resources to support both Fellows and mentors, and to provide more information about our mentoring scheme:
- Good mentorship
- The OSCAR framework for mentoring
- The Developmental Model of Mentoring
- The Mentoring contract
- Top 10 questions for mentees
- Top 10 questions for mentors
Leukaemia UK also contacts Fellows from time to time to confirm that their mentoring relationship is active and working, and to provide support, where necessary.
Funding is available to support all John Goldman Fellows as part of the Leukaemia UK Mentoring Scheme. The funding is intended to enable Fellows and Mentors to meet in person, and can be used to cover costs for travel, accommodation, and/or subsistence related to such meetings. A maximum of £200 is available per Fellow per year. All costs must be requested by the Fellow and approved by Leukaemia UK prior to any costs being incurred. Costs will be reimbursed only on receipt of a completed LUK Mentoring Scheme Expenses Claim Form and appropriate receipts.
For more information about our mentoring scheme please email our Research Manager Dr Tom Simpson.
Leukaemia UK would like to thank The Academy of Medical Sciences for their support and resources.