Mentoring and Buddying


The Mathematical Institute has a mentoring scheme for graduate research students.  The aim of the scheme is to support students’ career and personal development.  A more experienced person (the mentor) assists the student (the mentee) in developing specific skills and knowledge that will enhance their career and/or personal growth.


Students are encouraged to find a identify a mentor during their second/third term here.  

Being a 'buddy' to a new student

We run a departmental 'buddying' scheme for incoming DPhil students.  The aim is to assign an existing DPhil student as 'buddy' for each incoming DPhil student, so that the new students can email someone before they arrive if they have any questions, and so that those already in Oxford can help to make new colleagues welcome.  Each new student is usually paired with a 'buddy' in a similar research area.