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and HND Vis Comm at Edinburgh College

Not Another Mentor Evening

30 September 2015

Tomorrow we are hosting the first Mentor evening of the new session. Our final year students will get to meet their assigned mentors and show them some of their current work, including the DMA Breakthrough Award brief which they've almost finished.

This year we've got mentors from the likes of Realise, Lewis, Story, Whitespace, Teviot, Multiply, Blonde, Equator,  IL Design, Neish, Lennon Design and the Union.

The evening will also see the launch of our Partnership Initiative, where a number of those aforementioned agencies are signing up as official sponsors of the course. This is the latest development in our award-winning Mentoring Programme, and it represents a new way to look at employer engagement in Further Education. Affiliated agencies and studios will share in our curricular objectives, working alongside our students as buddies, mentors, project directors and placement liaisons.

The event runs from 6-9pm and the format for the evening is -

6.00-6.30pm Reception in Hub, launch of the Partnership Initiative
6.30-7.00pm Mentoring presentation and discussion in R310
7.00-8.00pm Presentation/feedback on the DMA brief with individual mentors
8.00-8.30pm 30 minute brief
8.30-8.45pm Review

We're exhibiting samples of past final projects in the Hub, and recent graduate Alasdair Muir also provided the identity for the project.