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Would you like to meet colleagues from different faculties and departments in a low-key and engaging way? To share ideas, experiences, and ambitions? And are you curious to know what themes are important to your 'young' colleagues and the University? Then join our activities!

YoungRUG Speed date and Meet-your-mentor event

Tuesday 28 May

Join us on 28 May for our ‘speed date’ and meet-your-mentor event! Get to know your YoungRUG colleagues and/or find a mentor!

Speed Date event
Speed dating is an accessible and fun way to meet your co-workers and learn about their jobs at different faculties and service units of the UG. Also, if you’ve never attended an event of YoungRUG or if you will come to the event on your own, this will be a great opportunity to meet and network with your colleagues. We will make sure that you have topics to talk about and will give you tips and tricks!

Mentor programme
The mentor programme is set up by YoungRUG in cooperation with HR. As a young professional you are expected to juggle a variety of tasks and responsibilities. How to arrange all kind of tasks can be a challenge at any stage of your professional journey. You may want to discuss the issues you encounter with people other than close colleagues and superiors. This is what mentoring is for. A mentor (senior colleague) provides advice based on his or her own personal experience and expertise. Mentoring usually takes the form of five meetings between mentee and mentor, the mentor being a colleague from a different department who is at least one step ahead of you in his or her career. It’s up to you and your mentor how you want to arrange this to your needs.

How does it work?
On 28 May the start of the mentoring programme is organized. During the event you will get the chance to meet a few potential mentors. Participants are free to select different topics for advice (see registration form). In this way we try to make a good match with a mentor for the event. During this afternoon you will have the opportunity to meet potential mentors. You can indicate your best ‘match’ after having talked to several senior colleagues and after the event, we will try to make a perfect match between you and a mentor. Mentoring usually takes the form of five meetings between mentee and mentor, after the event it’s up to you and your mentor how you want to arrange this to your needs.

Before we start the programme, you will get tips and tricks from Jorien Bakker, Spokesperson at the UG, on how to present yourself and how to ask the right questions.

14.30 Doors open
15.00 Opening and welcome by YoungRUG
15.15 “Tips and Tricks” by Jorien Bakker, Spokesperson at the UG
15.45 Block 1 speed dating and meet-your- mentor
16.15 Short break
16.30 Block 2 speed dating and meet-your- mentor
17.00 Drinks
18.00 End

Where? The Greenergy ('Wintertuin') in the Energy Academy, Zernike Campus

There is a limited number of mentors and application is on a first-come-first-serve basis. Sign up soon, if you don’t want to miss this great opportunity to get advice from a mentor!

Please also let us know if you are interested in the mentor programme when you cannot attend the event on 28 May! Since this is a pilot, we would like to get to know how many of you are interested in participating in a mentor programme. You can indicate this on the registration form.

Finally, please note that the organization of the mentor programme requires a lot of resources and dedication from HR, the mentors and YoungRUG. Therefore, we expect those who sign up to be present and not waste the opportunity that YoungRUG and HR have created. Please, let us know if you are not able to attend the event on second thought, at the latest 21 May. As stated, places for mentees are limited!

February - July 2019 - YoungRUG volunteer project

Members of YoungRUG are currently working on a project with the children of primary school De Heerdstee via Stichting Move. The foundation lets children discover which possibilities they have in their own society. In a short-term project the members of YoungRUG and the children get to know each other's worlds and the children can come up with ideas to improve their neighbourhoods.
In the beginning of May, the children were introduced to the YoungRUG memebrs for the first time. YoungRUG had prepared a class full of games to get to know each other better. Aftewards, they brainstormed about the theme 'art and culture'. The children were very enthusiastic and had many different ideas. Want to know more about these ideas, you can read about them here.

YoungRUG members in action!
YoungRUG members in action!

Looking for a course or training programme?

Corporate Academy is the UG's new course and training platform for all members of staff and PhD students.

The UG wants its staff to continue to develop their skills. This is a key theme of the strategic plan. The assumption here is that you take responsibility for your own professional development and career. Find out about all the courses, possibilities and providers within the UG at the Corporate Academy website.

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