ADM PhD Mentoring facilitates interdisciplinary mentoring partnerships between Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs) at different stages of their research and between current and completed PGRs with mutual concerns across Arts, Design & Media.

It aims to …

  • Provide informal support for PhD students at various stages of their study complementary to the role of the supervisory team;
  • Facilitate knowledge exchange resulting in new ideas, approaches and ways of working with the potential for research-related outputs such as conference and symposia contributions, publications, workshops, exhibitions and projects;
  • Increase partcipant’s personal and professional development, for example through critical reflection and gaining transferrable skills;
  • Enhance a holistic PGR experience in which wellbeing and socialisation are embedded with research training.

Partnerships are required to meet at least once a month, with each receiving £20 of vouchers to be spent at an independant coffee shop in Birmingham during meetings. Beyond this, we encourage partnerships to develop organically, flexibly and creatively in response to issues discussed and to meet where and when best suits them. There are also two mentoring gatherings twice a year where mentees and mentors meet off-campus to share their stories and experiences.

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You can also take a look at some of our mentoring stories here.


Mentoring gallery

Applications are now open!


Important dates …

11/10/2017 – What is mentoring? | a workshop to find out more and talk with mentees and mentors

31/10/2017 – Deadline for applications

15/11/2017 – Launch and lunch | meet your mentee or mentor


text-document_318-48568Download a mentor application form

text-document_318-48568Download a mentee application form

Complete the relevant application form and send to us via email at

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