The ADM PhD Mentoring scheme facilitates interdisciplinary mentoring partnerships between PGRs at different stages of their doctoral journey and between current and completed PGRs with mutual concerns across Arts, Design & Media.

It aims to …

  • Provide informal support for PGRs at various stages of their doctoral 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.

How to apply


Applications are now closed and next round of applications will open on the 30th September 2019.

Complete the relevant application form and send to us via email at by the deadline of 1st November 2019.


text-document_318-48568Download a mentor application form


text-document_318-48568Download a mentee application form


Important information

30/09/2019   Call for applications open

09/10/2019   What is Mentoring? workshop

01/11/2019   Deadline for applications

20/11/2019   Mentoring launch & lunch

Mentoring gallery

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