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Practice-related feedback: Revalidation helped me in my role as a mentor

Feedback from a student reminded University of Edinburgh professor Tonks Fawcett of the importance of mentoring in many aspects of her job
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Feedback from a student reminded University of Edinburgh professor Tonks Fawcett of the importance of mentoring in many aspects of her job

When completing my first revalidation with the Nursing and Midwifery Council I was keen to include practice-related feedback on my role as a mentor. A career in education means I have taken the role of mentor in many guises. I greatly value it and have also come to realise how much it is valued by the person being mentored.

One of my five sources of feedback was a nurse I mentored at my university for the Edinburgh Teaching Awards. This is a route to become a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, which provides national recognition of commitment to professionalism in teaching and learning in higher education.

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