RES Mentoring Programme

The RES Mentoring Programme is run by the Women’s Committee and provides early career female researchers the opportunity to attend an online mentoring programme.  

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.

Mentoring Retreat 2022 Presentations

Presentations given at the April event are available to rewatch, they include:

  • Academic career – progression/ promotion - Jo Swaffield, Dean for Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Southampton
  • Publishing papers - Editors Rachel Griffith, IFS and University of Manchester and Michele Belot, Cornell University
  • Advice to my former self - Marina Della Giusta, University of Reading; Sai Ding, University of Glasgow; Almudena Sevilla, UCL and Sandra McNally, University of Surrey
  • Research grants - Valentina Tonei, University of Southampton; Stephanie von Hinke, University of Bristol and Gabriella Conti, UCL

Full Retreat Programme

Time Activity


13:00 "Academic career – progression/ promotion" with invited speaker Jo Swaffield (Dean for Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Southampton) 
13.20  "Papers publishing" with invited Editors Rachel Griffith (IFS and University of Manchester) and Michele Belot (Cornell University) 
14.00 "Advice to my former self " with invited speakers Marina Della Giusta (University of Reading), Sai Ding (University of Glasgow), Almudena Sevilla (UCL), Sandra McNally (University of Surrey). 
14.40 Break 
14:50 Networking sessions 
15:20 "Research grants" with invited speakers Valentina Tonei (University of Southampton) speaking about postdoc grants and Stephanie von Hinke (University of Bristol) and Gabriella Conti (UCL) speaking about more advanced research grants. 

Contact Us

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the women's committee: or for general RES event enquiries, please contact Georgina Jenkins on 

A note on eligibility: Mentees must be members of the RES and be early career female researchers working in the UK or in countries with very similar academic environments and career patterns.  Early career female researchers are female academics who have recently obtained their PhD or are close to their PhD completion.