Mentoring Programme

OÑATI COMMUNITY - MENTORING PROGRAMME  (Coordinator of the programme: Ihintza Palacin)

A new dynamic has emerged from the Oñati Community meetings: The Mentoring Scheme. We are using our  vast and knowledgeable network to join Mentors and Mentees .


List of Mentors & Mentees

  • Livia Holven (Mentor) &    Luisa Cortese (Mentee)
  • Eve Darian-Smith (Mentor) & Kendall Gail (Mentee)


List of Mentors & Mentees

  • Livia Holven (Mentor) & Stefania Adriana Bevilacqua (Mentee)
  • Stefan Machura (Mentor) & Blazej Kaucz (Mentee)



First meeting with Mentors and Mentees  (8th May 2023)

During this meeting we would share mentors’ and mentees’ experiences, and  discuss elements to improve for our future OC Mentoring Schemes. It will also be a great time for all the Mentors and Mentees to meet each other.

“I do want to take that opportunity to thank you for organising this brilliant scheme. Without it, I would not have had an opportunity to meet my Mentor Prof. Stefan Machura. I learned a lot from him and I am very grateful to Stefan for his time over the last year. 

I do feel this Mentoring Scheme is very valuable. So, I would be happy to share my experience. I am also happy for my name to be included in that new segment on the platform.” (Blazej Kaucz, Mentee)

"It has been a pleasure to work as mentor on the Onati Institute's mentoring programme. Participation is of benefit for both, mentee and mentor. As mentor, I am rewarded by gaining insight into the situation at another university, often in a different country." (Stefan Machura, Mentor)