Sometimes, its useful to meet and have a peer group in similar circumstances, with similar experiences and day to day worries who can share what is and isn't working for them.  We offer small peer group mentoring for specific priority areas with two/three mentors supporting the group. 
They are
  • LGBTQ+
  • Physical and Mental Health
  • Returners to Academia
Peer groups agree how they would like to operate and communicate between themselves but all will offer a series of webinars and online meeting opportunities. 

These groups are intended to offer a safe space,  we therefore ask everyone to treat the group and anything that is discussed within the group as confidential, please do read our safeguarding policy and the code of conduct for our mentoring schemes.

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* 1. Which group would you like to join

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* 2. Your name?

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* 3. Your email address?

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* 4. The first webinar you take part in will explain the programme, our safeguarding policies and codes of conduct.  We'll also try to identify the priority areas the peer group would like to focus on through the mentoring process.  Please do tell us a little about why you have applied to this group and what you would hope to get from it. 

You do not need to share anything you feel uncomfortable about sharing.

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* 5. The British Ecological Society (BES) is the Controller of data for the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the purpose of the processing is to support your registration for BES events.

We are very conscious of the need to protect your data  and privacy and will ensure your details do not get shared beyond your mentors and the peer group you are seeking to join but please do read the legal framework within which we are also required to operate.

BES may sometimes need to process your data to pursue our legitimate business interests.  Our legitimate interests include fraud prevention, administrative purposes, reporting potential crimes or commercial benefit. We will never process your data where these interests are overridden by your own interests.  We will only disclose information about you to third parties if we are legally obliged to do so or where we need to comply with our contractual duties to you. 

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) you have a number of rights with regard to your personal data. You have the right to request from us access to and rectification or erasure of your personal data, the right to restrict processing, object to processing as well as in certain circumstances the right to data portability.  If you have provided consent for the processing of your data you have the right (in certain circumstances) to withdraw that consent at any time which will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before your consent was withdrawn.  You have the right to lodge a complaint to the Information Commissioners’ Office if you believe that we have not complied with the requirements of the GDPR with regard to your personal data.  We also use your information to comply with any legal requirements, pursue the legitimate interests of the Company and protect our legal position in the event of legal proceedings.  If you do not provide this data, we may be unable in some circumstances to comply with our obligations and we will tell you about the implications of that decision.

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Please do confirm that you have read and understand how we will process the information you give us.