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.

Take a look at some of our mentoring images below to see what being part of the scheme looks like and hear about some of our mentoring stories here.

How to apply

The call for applications is now open! Please send us your application via email to by the deadline of 17th March 2024. Please note that all applications are treated as strictly confidential.

text-document_318-48568Download a mentor application form

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What's involved?
  • Partnerships are expected to meet approximately once a month where and when best suits them both.
  • Partnerships are encouraged to develop organically, flexibly and creatively in response to issues discussed.
  • Each partnership will receive £20 coffee vouchers to be spent during mentoring meetings.
  • As good practice, we ask you to document your mentoring meetings where possible.
  • As part of taking part in the scheme you will also get asked to write a blog post to share your mentoring stories and experiences.
  • Successful participants will receive a mentoring pack with more information and will need to acknowledge the mentoring code of good practice.
  • You can apply to be both a mentee and mentor. In order to be eligible as a mentor, you are expected to have passed your Progression Assessment Panel (taking place towards the end of the 1st year of full-time and 2nd year of part-time study).

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