Womentoring is an interdisciplinary mentoring programme by and for TINFA-students (Trans, intersex, non-binary, agender, genderfluid people and women) at the University of Bern. It is aimed at all TINFA-students at the University of Bern in their Master's studies who are considering an academic career. Mentors can be TINA- assistant professors, lecturers or doctoral students in the same or a related field of study.
Are you dealing with the question of what to do after graduation? Are you interested in scientific research and could you imagine an academic career? Are you thinking about writing a dissertation and want to learn more about it?
... then sign up for Womentoring now!
Womentoring is an interdisciplinary mentoring program for female students at the University of Bern and offers you the opportunity to deal specifically with these and other questions. The program is aimed at female students in the Master's program from all faculties.
As a participating student, you will be supported and advised by an assistant or doctoral candidate from the same or a similar department for two semesters (HS 23 and FS 24) on questions regarding studies, academic careers and career planning. At the core of the program are regular individual meetings with your mentor.
In addition, Womentoring offers you an attractive supporting program. Through discussion rounds, workshops and meals together, you will receive important impulses for your further career as well as the opportunity to make new contacts.
Have we piqued your interest? Then apply by June 21, 2023. Would you like to learn more before you apply? Then come to the information event on May 11 at 5 p.m.
The programme, which is specifically aimed at TINFA-students, was launched on the initiative of female students from Bern and Fribourg who were involved in the Commission for Equality (CodEg) of the VSS (Verband der Schweizerischer Studierendenschaften/Swiss Student Union). Thanks to the federal programme Equal Opportunities and Diversity and the cooperation of four different organisations (SUB, VSS, AfG, SAJV), Womentoring, the first mentoring programme in Switzerland targeting female students, was realised in 2002.
In autumn 2021, the twelfth round of Womentoring 23/24 will start with a kick-off event that will allow all mentoring duos to get to know each other. In the autumn and spring semesters, various workshops on career planning and coaching will take place in cooperation with the Bern University Counselling Centre, various networking meetings will be offered, and different experts will be invited to report on their experiences with academic careers. However, the heart of the mentoring is the individual meetings and discussions of the mentoring duos.
Mentees are TINFA-students in their Master's studies from all faculties who are considering pursuing an academic career.
Womentoring offers mentees
Womentoring expects the mentees to
Mentors are assistants, doctoral students or lecturers at the University of Bern who allow a student to benefit from their experience and contacts and accompany her in her professional and academic career.
Womentoring offers mentors
Womentoring expects the mentors to
Here you can find application forms, more information on Womentoring, and reports on the programme.