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The RES Mentoring Programme is run by the Women’s Committee and provides women, who are early career academics, the opportunity to be part of a mentoring programme. From the academic year 2023/24 we will extend the programme to Early Career Academics on the education track.
The Royal Economic Society Women’s Committee is running its mentoring programme for early career women working/studying in academia. For the first time, in the academic year 2023/24, we are extending the programme to Early Career Academics on the education track.
Eligibility: Mentees must be members of the RES, identify as a woman, have recently obtained their PhD or be close to their PhD completion. They must be working/studying in the UK or in countries with similar academic environments and career patterns.
If selected, mentees will be asked to submit their CV and a disciplinary research paper, or a pedagogic paper, or a statement with reflections on teaching and learning, by the end of December 2023 (more details of exactly what is required will be provided on acceptance) any non-member applicants will also be asked to join the RES at this point.
Mentees and mentors will be matched based on mutual research and teaching interests wherever possible. However, please consider that the mentoring will consist of mentoring of general feedback on a research paper/pedagogical plan and career advice and therefore, a perfect match with respect to research interests is not necessary. RES Mentors List 2024
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The RES Mentoring Programme consists of two main parts:
A format that has been used by mentors in previous years is to divide each of the individual sessions in three parts:
(i) a short presentation by the mentee to introduce themselves to the rest of the group,
(ii) a discussion of strengths and weaknesses of the paper with comments provided by the other mentees,
(iii) the provision of advice on the paper and career by the mentor.
Mentees and mentors will be matched based on mutual academic interests and paths, wherever possible. However, please consider that the mentoring will consist of general feedback on a research paper/pedagogical plan and career advice and therefore, a perfect match with respect to research interests is not necessary.
A note on eligibility: Mentees must be members of the RES, be a woman, have recently obtained their PhD or be close to their PhD completion. They must be working/studying in the UK or in countries with similar academic environments and career patterns. (You can join the RES if selected as a mentee)
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Women’s Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2023 Mentoring in-person session took place during the 2023 RES Annual Conference. The Women’s Committee coordinated a special session on “Advice on Publishing in Economics” and many mentees and mentors attended.
The session focused on the process of publication and provided some tips for early career researchers. It also covered the issue of women’s under-representation in Economics.
Chair: Cheti Nicoletti, University of York
Speakers: Erin Hengel, LSE, Nagore Iriberri, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU and Valerie Ramey, University of California, San Diego
Thank you to all the mentees and mentors who took part in the 2023 Programme. A list of mentors is available here.
The 2022 Mentoring Retreat took place on Tuesday 26 April 2022. This virtual event offered an opportunity for informal networking for all mentees and mentors. The RES Mentoring Retreat also included plenary sessions on topics such as career progression, research funding applications and other relevant career advice.
Presentations given at the April event are available to rewatch, they include: