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.

Come along to one of our What is mentoring? workshops to find out more or contact us directly on


The call for mentoring applications will be opening soon!

Important dates

25/09/2017 – Call for applications released

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 here

text-document_318-48568Download a mentee application form here

Please complete the relevant application form below and send to us via email at by the 31st October 2017.

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