Mentoring can serve many functions, but in general it is to build the Mentees abilities as a researcher, to help them realize and build upon their strengths and weaknesses, and to look forward and plan their research and professional trajectories.
At the ATBC with the help of our diverse membership we aim to help cultivate the very best in the next generation of researchers, and to help them reach their potential.
All mentors will fill in an online profile prior to the conference, then one week before the conference Mentor registration will close, and their profiles made available for students to select a mentor for the conference; which each mentee will do online. Choosing a mentor will reflect the needs of the individual mentee, whether that be discussing the intricacies of how leking fruit bats attract a mate, planning your future career or discussing areas you feel you could improve and how.
Near the beginning of the conference we will have our opening event, where mentors and mentees will get to know each other over refreshments. A detailed workbook will be sent around in advance to facilitate those interactions.
Mentors and mentees will be encouraged to plan their conference together and to meet up a number of times during the conference, so the mentee can get the very best conference experience, and gain new skills and perspectives, and plan their future growth.
ATBC Mentor, if you feel you could provide useful advise to early career researchers during our meeting this year please sign-up http://goo.gl/forms/o1jjEhCpMd Mentee, if as an early career researcher you would like to discuss your research, or get advise and support on taking your career forwards and the options that might be available then please register as a Mentee here http://goo.gl/forms/r7LdQqxFJ9 Contact : email@example.com