What is Academic Mentoring at LSE?
Academic mentoring is an integral part of education at LSE and critical to building an inclusive scholarly community at the School for everyone. It is also part of the LSE 2030 Strategy, the Inclusive Education Action Plan, the Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework and Curriculum Shift 2020.
Academic mentors are students’ first point of contact with the academic community and it is a positive worthwhile relationship for academics and students: “I think the time with your mentor, it’s very important when you see your mentor, that it is just you and your mentor” (Second Year Undergraduate Student).
The portal is the outcome of a multi-year research project into academic support at LSE involving staff and students. To access further information please click on the tabs below with separate information and resources for staff and students:
Academic Mentoring Key Contacts for Staff and Students
Academic Mentors Community of Practice
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the Eden Centre has established an Academic Mentors Community of Practice which meets fortnightly. If you would like to join the community of practice please get in touch with Dr Akile Ahmet, Academic Developer for Inclusive Education: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academic Mentors Community of Practice: Co-Developed Resources
Academic Mentor messages to students
Stephanie Lambert, Undergraduate Tutor and Academic Mentor to all second and third year BSc Management students at LSE.
Kasia Krajniewska, Undergraduate Tutor to 3rd year students, LSE Department of Economics.
Academic Mentoring Good Practice Guidance
Academic Mentoring Shifts and Expectations: Findings from Eden Centre Research on Academic Mentoring
Academic Mentoring: Caring or Crisis Management
Academic Mentoring at a distance FAQs
Creating and negotiating a principled online learning space
DWS have updated their guidance on inclusion plans and online teaching and accessibility.
New Academic Induction Moodle Page
LSE Teaching Online Moodle Resource Page
Leaky pipelines and faculty mentors: who is really helped?
Is career mentoring a panacea for gender inequality?