This month we have seen kicked off the RIBA East Midlands Mentoring Scheme for Year 3 architecture students. Working with the RIBA East Midlands Cecilia Godoy and Mike Baulcombe (regional director of the RIBA East Midlands) we are very excited to run the initiative for the second year. Year 3 students have been teamed up with local architects to get an insight into the practice of an architect by attending site and office visits and client meetings.
The first meeting of mentors and mentees took place this October getting the scheme off to a great start. Energetic and informative conversations took place, all thanks to enthusiastic and passionate local practitioners and engaged students! Watch this space for updates!
Last years students said that:
‘ it gave me an understanding of the overall role of an architect’ and ‘it allowed me to see how our teaching is applied in practice’
Another student enjoyed garnering ‘valuable experience of a live project‘.
One of the architects involved in the mentoring Scheme said that they ‘really enjoyed meeting the students and their enthusiasm for the subject’!