Find a mentor

Find a mentor

Find a role model – someone who is pursuing research and who seems approachable. Ask them how they managed it and ask if they will give you a bit of help, guidance, mentorship. They can support you and act as a sounding board for your ideas which is invaluable for all stages of your career in research.

"Find a mentor and get some direction on where you are going."
- Martin Webber, Professor of Social Work

“Sometimes having a senior mentor can help you with managers who might otherwise put some blocks in your way. There’s nothing like having a bit of senior cover sometimes.”

– Eileen Kaner, Professor of Applied Behavioural Science

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