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RIBA Student Mentoring launched in the East Midlands

RIBA Student Mentoring launched in the East Midlands

04 December 2018

RIBA wants to ensure that the next generation of architects is supported to drive the profession forward and that students are able to learn from the best. 55 architects from 34 RIBA Chartered Practices in the East Midlands are joining the Student Mentoring programme this term. We are extremely grateful to all of them.

The 2018-19 programme was launched in October for the current academic year, resulting in places for 110 architecture students at the four RIBA-validated Schools of Architecture in the region: the University of Lincoln; Leicester School of Architecture, De Montfort University; Nottingham Trent University; and the University of Nottingham.

During the Meet and Greet evenings at the Nottingham Schools, mentor Chris Perkins, Director at CBP architects, and Natasha Ani, former mentee from the same practice and RIBA student ambassador, shared their experiences and the benefits they got from the scheme. It was an inspiring story, especially for the nine new mentors joining us this year in Nottingham.

Architects meeting the students at Nottingham Trent University in our Meet and Greet event in October.

The RIBA Chartered Practices supporting students at Nottingham Trent University are: Be-Design, Benoy, CBP architects, Franklin Ellis Architects, Leonard Design, YMD Boon, Joe Player Architect, Buckenham & Co, Wittham Cox Architects, Simons Group, RG+P and UMC Architects.

The RIBA Chartered Practices supporting the Leicester School of Architecture, De Montfort University are: Watson Batty, Pick Everard, Hickman & Smith, SGP, SC Architecture, MAS Architecture, SKM Design and Design Studio Architects.

The practices participating this year at the University of Nottingham are: Allan Joyce Architects, A+G Architects, Franklin Ellis Architects, CBP Architects, Benoy, Leonard Design, YMD Boon, William Saunders, HLP, Marchini Curran Associates, Rayner Davies Architects and UMC Architects.

Practices mentoring at the University of Lincoln are: Be-Design, Steven Dunn Architects, Neil Cawley Architect, Studio G Associates, Simons Group, XL architects, RPS, AM2 architects, Core Architects and Evans Mcdowall Architects.

Natasha Ani, one of the mentored students at CBP. Photo: CBP

RIBA Student Mentoring is a benefit for RIBA Student members and is available to Part 1, Year 3 students of Architecture on RIBA-validated courses. Please see our Student Mentoring page for further information. If you would like to join the scheme as either a mentor or student mentee for next September, please contact Cecilia Godoy, RIBA Project Coordinator in the East Midlands.

Students on site visit with Leonard Design Architects, November 2018. Photo: Leonard Design
Students and architects in the Meet your Mentor event at the University of Lincoln, October 2018

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