Student mentoring

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RIBA London works with architecture schools in the capital to offer a student mentoring scheme for third year Part 1 students. The scheme grew from the wider RIBA regional system and has built up each year, following a pilot with Central Saint Martins in 2012.

The RIBA Student Mentoring Scheme provides student members with an insight into the architectural profession through the input of RIBA chartered members and chartered practices. The London version launched again in autumn 2016 with the following universities:

Central Saint Martins, London South Bank University, University of Westminster and University of East London.

The mentoring commitment is approximately three sessions of two hours organised over a defined period (each programme is adapted to fit the course structures and interests of participating schools). The scheme is launched with 'meet your mentor' presentation events and later evaluated with both students and professionals together. 

Mentoring is one way to support the next generation of architects, engage with academia and reflect on practice. It is also useful networking and CPD. 

‘The RIBA's student mentoring programme has been a great way in which to share experiences, tips and working methods. We believe this initiative offers students an important insight into the ways in which good business can respond to and enhance the creative process.’ 

Mike Jamieson, TateHindle

For further information please contact Laura Broderick, RIBA London.


Architects from the following practices and companies are supporting the scheme in 2016/17:

Central Saint Martins

3D Reid, Appleton Weiner, Architype, Aukett Swanke, BEEP Studio, Bennetts Associates, Child Graddon Lewis, Conran and Partners, Donald Insall Architects, Duggan Morris Architects, Gensler, Grimshaw, Hassell, Haverstock, Hawkins\Brown, Henley Halebrown, John McAslan and Partners, Metropolitan Workshop, Mustard Architects, plb architecture, Rick Mather Architects, Sanya Polescuk Architects, Stride Treglown, van Heyningen and Haward Architects and Woods Bagot.

University of Westminster

3BM Spaces, 3DReid, Annette Peters Design, Architecture Initiative, Avanti Architects, Barr Gazetas, Buckley Gray Yeoman, Burrell  Foley  Fischer, CallisonRTKL, EPR Architects, Foster + Partners, Gollifer Langston Architects, Haddon Few Montuschi, IF:DO, Jestico and Whiles, Krause Architects, Lend Lease, Lewis and Hickey, Lipton Plant Architects, MSMR, NORR, Penoyre & Prasad, Pollard Thomas Edwards, Rick Mathers, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Ryder Architecture, Sheppard Robson, Stiff + Trevillion, Studio McLeod, Waugh Thistleton and WestonWilliamson + Partners. 

London South Bank University

AD Architects, Allies and Morrison, AndArchitects, Ape Architecture & Design, Assael Architecture, Associated Architects, Avanti Architects, Ben Adams Architects, Carl Turner Architects, Crossrail, Henley Halebrown, HLM, JelleyEast, LTS Architects, Paul Murphy Architects, pH+, Sheppard Robson, Studio Gil, Tate Hindle and Vine Architecture Studio. 

University of East London

A Small Studio, Adam Khan Architects, AHMM, aLL Design, Architecture for London, Assael Architecture, Buckley Gray Yeoman, Citizens Design Bureau, CZWG, East Architects, Grimshaw, Haworth Tompkins, Hayhurst and Co, Knox Bhavan, Max Architects, Russian for Fish, Studio RHE and Surface to Air. 

Posted on Monday 12th October 2015