Arts Emergency Mentor Training Manchester - 04/11/19

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Room 4.07B (North Atrium)

Business School - Manchester Metropolitan University

Oxford Road

Manchester

M15 6BH

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Arts Emergency is a charity and national support network for young people who don’t have influential contacts of their own.

We are welcoming approximately 60 brilliant new young people to our Manchester mentoring programme in January 2020 and we would love for you to join us as their mentor!

Here's a little more information about our programme and what mentoring entails:

What does an Arts Emergency mentor do and how much time does it take?

  • Arts Emergency mentors work voluntarily with a young person over the course of a year, helping them to gain confidence, connections and the advice and guidance they need to succeed in their chosen subject/industry
  • With the support of Arts Emergency and our network, mentoring pairs decide on a number of goals for the year and then work towards achieving them
  • Mentor pairs are expected to have one face to face meeting each month ideally lasting about an hour. In between sessions you may find you communicate by e-mail, skype, text etc. We encourage flexibility during busy periods e.g. exams, starting new jobs, moving house etc

How does the mentor matching process work?

  • Prospective mentors will need to attend a training session in September/October 2019 or will need to have been trained in previous years.
  • We will be recruiting approximately 60 year 12 students in October/November 2019.
  • Mentor pairs will be matched before the end of November 2018. We will further explain this process more during training. It is worth noting that we endeavour to match as many mentors as we can, but occasionally we are not able to find a student with an interest in the area trained mentors specialise in and are therefore unable to guarantee you a mentee in the 19/20 cohort.
  • If you are allocated a mentee, you will asked to undergo an enhanced DBS check, (paid for by Arts Emergency).
  • Mentor pairs will be introduced for the first time at our introductory event, taking place in late January 2020.

What are Arts Emergency looking for in a prospective mentor?

  • Our mentors are all different which is what we love, we particularly welcome mentors from BAME and/or LGBTQ+ backgrounds
  • Mentors should be able to relate well to people, are good at problem solving or talking though issues, reliable and committed and able to provide insight from their personal experiences.
  • Most of our mentors have studied an arts or humanities subject at university level and/or work in the creative industries.
  • Below is a list of the areas that our mentors have focussed on throughout 18/19.

- Architecture - Fashion - Comedy - Journalism - Politics & Activism - Academia - Dance - Marketing - Acting - Music - English Lit/Lang - Interior Design - Museums - Publishing - Art & Design - Film & TV - Sociology - Art History - Games Design - Philosophy - Theatre - Music Tech - Classics - History - Photography - Writing -

Mentoring can be a really rewarding experience and we'd love you to be a part of the work we are doing, so please sign up and join us!

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The information collected in this form will be used to register you for training, to help us find a suitable student match, and to contact you about your participation the mentoring programme. We will keep hold of it to make the matching process easier in the future, but if you decide not to go forward with mentoring for Arts Emergency just let us know and we will remove it.

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Room 4.07B (North Atrium)

Business School - Manchester Metropolitan University

Oxford Road

Manchester

M15 6BH

United Kingdom

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