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Wed 24 Jun 2020
15:45 - 17:00

Provided by: ourcambridge


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ourcambridge Speed Mentoring event

Wed 24 Jun 2020


Have you ever wished you could get 10 minutes with a senior colleague to ask their advice on how they would handle something? Have you ever wondered how others approach challenging problems? This is your opportunity to ask. We are bringing together a panel of senior managers and leaders from across the University for a special speed mentoring session so that they can offer you their support and advice.

Speed mentoring offers you the opportunity for a series of short, focused conversations about a specific question or issue you are struggling with. You will rotate around four different mentors, spending around 10 minutes with each, to gain different perspectives on an issue you are seeking to resolve or a project you are trying to progress.

Please register for just one of these events.

Monday 22nd June 2020 Time: 09.15-10.30


  • Dr Litsa Biggs - Secretary of the Faculty Board of Clinical Medicine - Faculty of Clinical Medicine
  • Barney Brown - Head of Digital Communications - Office of External Affairs & Communications
  • Steve Joy - Head of Researcher Development - Researcher Development Office
  • Dan Sexton - Head of Information & Computing Services - Department of Engineering
  • Dr Holly Tilbrook - Deputy Head - Planning Resource & Allocation
  • Gillian Weale - Departmental Administrator - Department of Physics

Date: Wednesday 24th June 2020 Time: 15.45-17.00


  • Alice Benton - Head of Education Services - Education Quality & Policy Office
  • Dr Miriam Lynn - Equality & Diversity Consultant - Human Resources Division
  • Jay Pema - Head of Digital Services - University Library
  • Rinku Raina - Professional Development Manager - UIS
  • Vijay Samtami - Chief Information Security Officer - UIS
  • Joanna Walmsley - Head of Financial Planning & Budgeting - Finance Division

Please note you will be invited to meet four out of the six mentors listed. Due to the complexity of the scheduling, it is not possible to request particular mentors. You will be sent details of who you will be meeting and the times, in advance. If you foresee any particular difficulty, please email

Target audience

Open to all University employees (but please note that all mentors will be Professional Services staff).


Please do the following in advance of the session:

  • Think about a problem/issue/challenge you would like to address during the session.
  • Try to identify any options you may be considering and think about the advantages and disadvantages of these.
  • Note down a two minute description of yourself and your role that provides context.

During each speed mentoring session, you will be asked to start with the description of yourself and then move on to the description of your problem/issue/challenge.

Please join the session 15 minutes in advance to ensure a smooth running and prompt start.


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Wed 24 Jun   15:45 - 17:00 15:45 - 17:00 Freya Villis,  Jenny Rampling

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Get help with addressing a particular challenge.
  • Consider new approaches in a space away from your normal working environment.
  • Discuss and receive encouragement to develop your skills and knowledge.
  • Increase your confidence.
  • Build a support network outside your own team or work area to draw on in the future.
  • Understand and gain an insight into other parts of the University.

Microsoft Teams. You will be emailed invitations to your different mentor slots in advance of the event.


1 hr 15min

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