Sunday, September 08, 2013

Mentors Required!


You will have seen the announcements on the group blog heralding the arrival of new first years and lots of new blogs.  This is also the moment when I begin to look for some community-minded year 2 and year 3 students* who might be up for a bit of online (and offline!) mentoring.  I know things get very busy for all of you, but I'm hoping I can find some volunteers who might agree to mentor the new first years intensively for the first five weeks of term - from the launch of their first brief to the red letter day of their first final crit.  It's about getting them up-to-speed, trouble-shooting and taking good care of their highs and lows. In short, it's about remembering how it was for you and being a force for good.  Let's see if we can speed up the trudge of all those learning curves and get our new recruits on message asap.  I'm looking for between 10 - 15 mentors, so spread the word.  If you're interested, drop me an email and we'll get the ball rolling. 

*It goes without saying that any recent alumni looking to enrich their cvs with 'online digital tutoring' experience are welcome too.  There's a Linkedin endorsement in it for you - and my undying gratitude + a place in heaven :)  

28 comments:

  1. I'd be very happy to be a mentor! I have a lot more time now so..yeah :)

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    1. And you'd be a brilliant one too, Andi - much appreciated. And you might be interested in the other thing I'm about to post re. 'Guest Bloggers' - so watch this space - and as for all that time on your hands, it won't always be like that, I promise. Keep on trucking, keep looking for experiences. 'Online Digital Tutor' has a professional-sounding ring about it, doesn't it? I'll email you the first year 'Cinematic Spaces' brief so you can see what they're up to.

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    2. Sounds exciting! Glad to know I can help with the course even as a graduate :D

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  2. Sounds like fun to me; can I put my name down as a mentor?

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  3. Phil, I've sent you an official email : D
    Sign me in!

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    1. Another 'online digital tutor' joins the ranks - cheers Molly, you'll make for a great mentor :)

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    2. Cool! I look forward to giving it a go :D

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  5. Me and George are up for this! :)

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    1. Great, Katy - and thank you George! :)

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  6. I'm well up for mentoring again this time around!

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  7. Sorry, i'm a bit late to this party!. Count me in Phil!

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    1. fashionably late! Thanks very much, Emily

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  8. I'm happy to mentor again too! :D

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    1. Wow - you've asked me three times, so 'yes', 'yes', 'yes' and 'thanks', 'thanks', 'thanks' :D

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  10. Hi Phil, I'm up for mentoring (if you have anyone left!)

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    1. wonderful, Chrissie - that's great :D

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