Mentoring scheme launch

Young Urbanists Mentoring Scheme

The Young Urbanists are pleased to announce the official launch of the Mentoring Scheme. The Mentoring Scheme brings together Academicians with eager Young Urbanist members to provide career advice, support and understanding of the sector through mutually beneficial relationships.

What are the benefits of joining a Mentoring Scheme?

Young Urbanists can expect to gain senior insight into their industry or research field, receive advice, improve professional skills, and have a clearer understanding of how to achieve the aims they have set for themselves and develop their chosen career path.

As Mentors, Academicians will support the Young Urbanist in the above, and may use the experience to evaluate ideas of their own, work in a different way, gain insights into the emerging ideas in their field, and reflect on their career.

How long does the scheme run?

The Mentoring Scheme will establish matches between Academicians and Young Urbanists for a period of six months (until end of April 2016), with suggested mentoring meetings every six weeks. Applications are due on Friday 16 October and any potential matches made will be notified by Friday 30 October. We strongly encourage matches to join our monthly pub night on Monday 2 November as a first informal meeting.

Please be aware that we can not guarantee that every applicant will have a match. Matches will be made based on compatibility as well as interest, so it may be the case that not every applicant gets to participate this time around.

How do I apply as a Mentor or Mentee?

If you would like to apply to be a Mentor (Academician) or a Mentee (Young Urbanist), you can download the appropriate application form below, which will only take a brief time to fill out. Please submit your completed form to our Mentoring Scheme Lead Alexei Schwab at

Please note that you must be a paid member of The Academy of Urbanism or Young Urbanist Network to be eligible to take part in the Mentoring Scheme.

The deadline for completed applications is Friday 16 October 2014 at 17:00hrs. Any matches that are able to be made will be notified by Friday 30 October.


If you have any questions about the application or the Mentoring Scheme, you can contact Alexei Schwab.


YU Mentoring scheme application (for Mentees) (.docx file)
YU Mentoring scheme application (for Mentors) (.docx file)
YU Mentoring scheme support (for Mentors) (.docx file)

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