Sign up and requirements

Requirements for getting a mentor:

In order to become a mentee, you must:

  • Be a PhD student or junior researcher at Aarhus University.
  • PhDs: Have a maximum of 3 years and a minimum of 6 months left of your PhD by the application deadline (August 15th).
  • Junior researchers: Have a maximum of 3 years and a minimum of 6 months left of your JR by the application deadline.
  • Participate in the introductory briefing.
  • Show commitment and engagement in your role as a mentee and be open to honest discussion and feedback from your mentor.
  • Participate in 5 meetings during the program’s 10 months (the mentor programme is a long term relation; not just a one-off meeting).
  • Consider participating in other AU Career PhD & JR events, and whether your needs might be met by individual counselling.


Why sign up for AU Mentor PhD? 

From ’The Mentoring Journey’: 

The most important thing you can get out of the mentoring relationship is the chance to discuss issues with an independent ’third party’. You can talk to your mentor about topics that may be difficult, awkward or impossible to discuss with friends, family, colleagues, your boss or your partner/husband/wife. Having an external, ‘neutral’ person to discuss certain issues with can be easier, because they are not personally involved. Other main benefits are:

  • Personal development.
  • An opportunity to be challenged and to receive feedback.
  • Encouragement and support in what you do.
  • The chance to use your mentor’s experience to gain insight into a particular industry, position or professional qualification.
  • Expanded professional and personal networks.

The registration for 2018 is now open!