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 virtually at least once a month. 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

The call for applications are now closed and will re-open in September 2022. In the meantime, please contact us via email at if you have any questions or want to find out more. Please note that all applications are strictly confidential.


text-document_318-48568Download a mentor application form 

text-document_318-48568Download a mentee application form


Important information

09/2022 TBC   Call for applications open

10/2022 TBC   What is Mentoring? workshop

11/2022 TBC   Deadline for applications

11/2022 TBC   Mentoring launch

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