Mentoring Scheme – Pilot Launch

Mentoring Scheme – Pilot Launch

The Young Urbanists are pleased to announce a pilot programme for the Mentoring Scheme. The Mentoring Scheme brings together Academicians with eager Young Urbanist members to facilitate 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.

What is the pilot scheme?

The pilot scheme will begin with establishing up to six matches of Academicians and Young Urbanists, for a trial period of six months, with suggested mentoring meetings every six weeks. We will be accepting applications until Friday 17 October and will aim to have any potential matches made by 31 October for a November start, allowing the pilot scheme to run until the end of April 2015.

Please be aware that this is a pilot scheme and therefore 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. Based on the success of the pilot scheme, we hope to roll out a full programme in Autumn 2015.

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 24 October 2014 at 17:00hrs. Any matches that are able to be made will be notified by Friday 31 October.


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


Download: Support for Mentors (.doc)

Download: Application for Mentors (.doc)

Download: Application for Mentees (.doc)