Recognising excellence in the mentoring of University colleagues, both professional and academic.
Award recipients are acknowledged for their outstanding contributions as mentors, involving: a sustained record of effective mentoring; exceptional skills in the provision of support and the sharing of knowledge; and respect for the development of colleagues as individuals.
The University usually awards up to two Patricia Grimshaw Awards annually: one to a member of the University’s professional staff, and one to a member of the University’s academic staff.
Mentor: An individual who serves with positive influence as an experienced and trusted advisor in encouraging and promoting the professional development of others.
Mentorship: A mentorship is a relationship formed between a mentor and mentee with the goal of mutually sharing knowledge and expertise.