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Mentoring Programme

The ClimBEco mentoring programme is optional for current PhD students in the ClimBEco research school. As part of the mentoring programme, mentees take part in training modules led by a licensed psychologist designed to promote personal development, communication skills, improved change management, and an awareness of power and gender structures in academia. Parallel to the training modules, mentees are individually paired up with a mentor with whom they meet regularly over the duration of the 12-month programme. Mentors are individuals that have earned a PhD degree and are working either within or outside of the university system. As a mentor, you receive support and guidance in what it means to be a mentor (versus for example a supervisor or counsellor) and will take part in a one-day training module on mentorship and communication.

Schedule for the current mentoring programme, 2021-2022

210311-12 Module 1, Start-up for mentees + personal development
210315 Start-up for mentors
210608-09 Module 2, Communication I
210826-27 Module 3, Mentor training and Communication II
211118-19 Module 4, Personal development
220120-21 Module 5, Power and Gender
220325 Module 6, Conclude programme


Travel information

ClimBEco covers travel and accommodation costs for participating mentees. Information on how to book travel and accommodation is found here: 

Travel instructions for ClimBEco PhD students (PDF, 502 kB, new tab)


For more information about the mentoring programme, contact Cheryl Sjöström.