There are only few things more exhilarating than witnessing younger peers succeed. Not only because you empathise with their feeling of having accomplished something important. Rather, because you get a sense of how important past successes are for outlining and attempting future plans.

Contributing to the success of a younger peer positively influences their outlook not only onto their capabilities but also onto their future motivation, optimism, and grit when it comes to attempting their next projects. In short, it empowers them to grow because of and not despite of their experiences. That’s the role and motivation we see in an academic research mentor: to contribute to the success of a younger peer.

In an academic setting, there are many projects, courses, and tasks to fail, pass, and even excel in. However, in many programmes, there is one key and conclusive experience that carries the greatest expectation of performance: the academic thesis. No matter if bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral. Academic research mentors associated with or assigned to supervise their project can play a key role which is complicated to grasp and fill.

We have founded the Academic Research Mentors group to contribute to the broad field of academic research mentoring. Our goal is to share and jointly generate insight that helps like-minded academic research mentors expand their mentoring perspectives and grow their mentoring capabilities.

Let’s find new ways of enabling our younger peers to succeed, together. Welcome to the Academic Research Mentors group on LinkedIn!

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