Mentoring

Mentoring at Artsmart 2015 with Sharmadean Reid
Photographer: Ivan Jones. Designer: Adam Hayes.

Duane and Babi

Teo and Jet.
Photographer: Ivan Jones. Designer: Adam Hayes.

Nadia Ricketts and Thomas Hegnauer > Mentoring

Quote from mentee Nadia Ricketts
Designer: Adam Hayes.

Quote from mentee Nadia Ricketts

The mentoring scheme is part of UAL's portfolio of services which help our students and graduates embark on their professional futures in the creative industries, find jobs, set up businesses, and sell their work. The scheme matches second year undergraduate students with experienced professionals to gain one-to-one careers advice, support and guidance over a 6-month period.

Objectives of the mentoring scheme

  • To encourage and support you to focus on your future career plans and formulate career aspirations
  • To help you to think about your career opportunities
  • To provide an opportunity for you to build professional networks and build relationships by interacting with the workplace and benefiting from the knowledge and skills of a mentor
  • To create an opportunity to build and develop your employability skills and enhance your personal and social competencies.

The benefits of mentoring

  • You will have the opportunity to develop your confidence, employability skills and professional network
  • You will receive one-to-one support and guidance on your career plans
  • By the end of the 6 months you should have greater career focus, be more decisive about your future career plans and have an increased awareness of career opportunities.

Who can apply?

The mentoring scheme is open any 2nd or 3rd year undergraduate student at UAL, who would benefit from career insight, guidance and support. 

This scheme is part of a Careers and Employability programme aiming to promote equality on grounds of ethnicity, disability and social class. We particularly welcome applications from disabled students, students who are from Black, Asian and Minority ethnic backgrounds, and students whose parents/guardians did not undertake a university course.

Key dates and application process

To find out more, come to our Mentoring Launch, on Tuesday 5 December, 5pm. Click here to book your place for the Mentoring Launch on Eventbrite

Applications opening date: the 2018 Professional Mentoring scheme opens for online applications on Friday 8 December.

The link to make your online application will be posted here – please check back on the opening date.

All undergraduate students are welcome to join the Mentoring mailing list. Please email professionalmentoring@arts.ac.uk, stating whether you are a 1st, 2nd or 3rd year student. (First year students will be contacted in 2018, when eligible for Professional Mentoring).