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Arts Emergency Mentor Training - Psychology

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3 Bradbury Street

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Arts Emergency aims to encourage and empower young people, who have talent and enthusiasm for a subject that sits under the arts or humanities umbrella, but who may not have connections within the creative industries or higher education. We have five lovely students who want to study Psychology at university level and would love someone to talk to about their choices. Could you mentor one of these students?

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?

  • You will be assigned a psychology mentee at the training session.
  • You will asked to undergo an enhanced DBS check, (paid for by Arts Emergency) at the training session.
  • Mentor pairs will be introduced for the first time at our introductory event in January 2018.
  • Mentoring relationships last one full calendar year, January - January. This means you will be there to support your mentee in the run up to Year 12 exams, throughout their summer break between Years 12 and 13 where they might be looking for work experience, and into Year 13 when many will be drafting their UCAS statements and thinking about university.

What are Arts Emergency looking for in a prospective mentor?

  • Our mentors are all different which is what we love, but in general they are all 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 16/17. The areas in bold, denote industries where we are particularly low on mentors, so please do ask your friends and contacts who work in these areas to sign up too!

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

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