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Engineering Department Postdoc Committee


One of the key aims of the Engineering Postdoc Committee is to facilitate the training and career development of researchers in the Department and mentorship is an important area where significant differences can be made. The EDPC's runs a peer-to-peer mentoring scheme for postdocs, where postdocs receive mentoring training and are then paired up with other postdocs in the department.


Peer-to-Peer Mentoring

There are two steps to becoming a peer-to-peer mentor or mentee:

After completing the course and successfully mentoring another postdoc for one year entitles you to a Certificate of Mentorship offered by the Department. Email our Mentoring Officer  to get your certificate.


Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Training Sessions

There is a training session each term, organised by the Department's Postdoc committee (EDPC) and Sue Jackson. These sessions alternate between the Trumpington Site and West Cambridge. Mentoring is a useful skill to have, whatever your career trajectory, so do come along!

The next training session will be in West Cambridge - 18th March, 14.00-16.00.
Book here:

Training session are with a professional trainer who has run mentoring training sessions for us and for other Departments in the University for a number of years. Feedback has been excellent, these sessions are very worthwhile. Please see the Training Slides for more information.

This training is an essential part of the peer-to-peer mentoring scheme. Although not compulsory, if you take part in this training and continue to provide peer-to-peer mentoring for a mentee assigned to you, over one year, you will be eligible for the Certificate in Mentorship, awarded by the Department.


EDPC Peer Mentoring Database

After attending a training session, sign up to the EDPC Peer Mentoring Database. 

Click on the bold text to toggle between searching/not searching for a mentor or mentee.


More information

For more information about the scheme, please contact our Mentoring Officer,  and  . Also sign up for a peer mentoring training session.

1. Check out our quick-start guide, explaining how it works.

2. Crib sheets for the mentor and mentee, designed to help structure the meetings.

Several bodies can help you to find external mentors, especially useful for specific needs (e.g. obtaining chartership):