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

Mentoring with Sharmadean Reid

Mentee Nadia Ricketts and mentor Thomas Hegnauer.
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 to current students 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 those who are 'first generation' entrants into higher education.

Key dates and application process

Applications are now open for current students. Download the Mentoring information sheet (PDF 154KB) for further details and read it through carefully before you apply.

Please complete the online application form online Make sure you answer the questions as clearly as possible as this will help us to decide if the scheme is right for you.

The deadline has been extended to 12pm on Friday 23 December 2016.

  • Please note the scheme is likely to be over-subscribed and candidates are selected based on need
  • If you are selected to take part in the scheme you will be invited to attend a 2 hour training session
  • Only students who attend the training session will be able to take part in the mentoring scheme.