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Tue 26 Mar 2024
11:30 - 12:30

Venue: UIS Online Courses - instructor-led

Provided by: University Information Services - Staff Learning & Development


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UIS Learning and Development: Speed mentoring session #8

Tue 26 Mar 2024


UIS is offering everyone the chance to join a virtual speed mentoring event. This dynamic learning and networking activity will provide the opportunity to speak to some of UIS’ senior leaders and managers from diverse disciplines.

UIS mentors involved with the event:

  • Ian Leslie - Director
  • Chris Russell – Chief Operating Officer
  • Gabby Ahmadi Assalemi – Deputy Chief Information Security Officer
  • David Marshall – User Research & Data Science Team Lead
  • Annie Horner – Sr. Delivery Manager
  • Simon Redhead - Systems Development manager
Target audience
  • UIS colleagues who would like to seek professional development guidance.

Please do the following in advance of the session:

  • Think about a problem, issue or 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 or challenge.

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


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 26 Mar   11:30 - 12:30 11:30 - 12:30 UIS Online Courses - instructor-led Rinku Raina

The event will give you short one-to-one, focused conversations about a specific professional and career-related question 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.

  • Provide an opportunity to meet and tap in to the wisdom of UIS’ senior members.
  • Maximise interaction and speak to a variety of people within an hour.
  • Create a networking opportunity and the potential to initiate an ongoing relationship.
  • Allow for a quick-fire exchange of ideas about professional development.
  • Knowledge sharing for both mentor and mentee.

You will attend four 10 minute one-to-one meetings with a mentor and also meet with all group attendees at the start and end of the event. You will rotate around four different mentors to gain different perspectives on an issue you are seeking to resolve.

System requirements

MS Teams


We can only accommodate six new staff mentees at this time. This will be on a first come, first served basis and 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. We will evaluate the effectiveness of this initiative by the end of the event to take an informed decisions of running a few more speed mentoring events in the future.


1 hour


A one-off event

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