Oct 03, 2018 1:00 PM

When booking your ticket please be aware of the Learning Event Cancellation Policy, and how you may be affected if you cancel your ticket. Multiple dates: 29 May 13:00 - 15:00 London meeting room 3 03 October 13:00 - 15:00 London meeting room 3 The Art of the Possible  This is a 2-hour taught course aimed at Senior Managers (SEO+) across the ONS and GSS. The session is delivered through case studies and discussion, and explores what data science is, why it’s needed across Government and how it is currently being used. The session is aimed at staff who would like to find out more about data science, the opportunities it presents and to engage with discussions which aim to encourage implementation within their teams and departments. It is a non-technical introduction to data science.  By the end of the session, participants will: understand what data science is and why it is needed across government; understand how data science is revolutionising the way we source, process and analyse data; and consider how data science may require different tools and ways of working, and explore how managers with data scientists in their teams can best support them to add value.  Participants will also be signposted to the support available. Cost and pre-requisites: This course is currently free to ONS and GSS staff. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Oct 16, 2018 8:30 AM

The global move to cleaner economic growth – through low carbon technologies and the more efficient use of resource – is one of the greatest industrial opportunities of our time. Join this breakfast networking meeting organised by the Sustainable Innovation in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Network to explore the challenges and opportunities of greening heat for UK businesses.  Programme 8.30 Coffee and networking 8.50 Introduction to the changing business environment for heating and cooling, Prof David Elmes, Professor of Practice at the University of Warwick’s Business School Global Energy Research Network. Prof Elmes' work focuses on business practice change. 9.00 Transforming heat - a government perspective, Jon Saltmarsh, Head of Energy Analysis, BEIS 9.20 London’s heat networks - part of an integrated environment strategy, Peter North, Senior Manager - Smart Energy Systems, Greater London Authority  9.40 Market regulation – A help or hindrance to the growth of green heat, Lukas Bergmann, Heat Pump Research Service, Delta Energy and Environment 10.00 Challenges of sustainable heating and cooling - Q&A chaired by David Elmes. Panellists:  John Armstrong, Head of Operations District Heating and City Energy Solutions, E.ONBrian Churchyard, Senior Manager Construction Design Standards, ASDA Wal-MartMartin Fahey, Head of Sustainability, Mitsubishi Electric Living Environmental Systems UKLisa Pogson, Joint Managing Director, Airmaster Air Conditioning LtdPhil Smith, Operations & Senior Project Manager - Energy,ASDA Wal-Mart 10.45 Opportunities of business-research collaboration  - the role of SIRACH, i-STUTE and Lot-Net from Prof Bob Critoph, Professor at the Warwick University School of Engineering, with research interests in refrigeration, heat pumps, air conditioning, adsorption, absorption and solar energy and Head of Sustainable Thermal Energy Technology 10.55 Summary and close from David Elmes Venue 13th Floor of the Shard. 32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG. Next to London Bridge Train Station. All delegates will have to pass through security to access the meeting. Please allow time for the security checks. 

Sep 26, 2018 6:30 PM

A series of events in London focusing on the craft behind design of all kinds. We've got three excellent speakers lined up to talk all about design, creativity and craft. Speakers SOPHIE KOKO GATE https://instagram.com/sophiekoko/ Sophie studied animation at the Royal College of Art and had international success with her graduation film ‘Half Wet’. Since then she has lectured at festivals and universities around the world and has settled in her London studio. From here she and directs and produces content for clients like Google, MTV, Air Bnb, Lena Dunham and Harvard University. She also writes songs and creates the animated visuals for the musical freak John Daker. Sophie has just completed a short for Adult Swim and is currently completing her new film ’Slug Life’ which will have it’s first screening in November this year. ELLA FITZSIMMONS https://twitter.com/fitzsimple Ella is Swedish-American strategist and writer based in London. Previously at GDS and Co-op Digital, her recent freelance clients include Projects by IF, Bulb and Nobel Peace Prize winners Article 36. Before journalism died, she was a financial and advertising journalist in Europe, North America and Asia. She has a PhD about fashion, religion and online authority, and is excited about what happens when tech and humanities meet. NICOLO ARENA https://twitter.com/nicoloarena After starting off his career in traditional graphic design and branding, Nicolo took a masters in Service Design and gradually starting moving towards digital product design. His studies and work brought him to Milan, Paris to then end up in London, where he's spent his last 3 years. He's been crafting product experiences for clients like Tesco, TfL, National Rail, and he's now re-shaping the way people perceive gas and electricity at green energy start-up Bulb.

Sep 29, 2018 10:30 AM

This walk around the Shoreditch area will be centred around 'Street Art' in the region. Starting at Liverpool Street Station at 10.30am you will head in the direction of Shoreditch, seeing Fashion Street and Brick Lane, returning to Liverpool Street via the Truman Brewery and Spitalsfield Market finishing around 12.30pm.. Expect to get great pictures of: Incredible murals in Brick Lane  The hustle and bustle of street stalls around Truman's Brewery  Hipster chic in Spitalsfield Market For a full list of all our photo walks, and what you will be required to bring with you on your photography tour we recommend you take a look at our website: Park Cameras School of Photography - London Photo Walks Please note that you will receive an email from us a day or two before the event with full meeting point instructions and suggestions on what to bring with you.

Oct 22, 2018 9:30 AM

Arabic language-and-culture learning through the arts: from principles to practice. Professional development programme based on the innovative toolkit ‘Language in Art and the Work of Ali Omar Ermes’ and developed at Goldsmiths, University of London. An exciting new resource for Arabic learning and teaching has recently been developed at Goldsmiths, University of London. Based on a cross-curricular approach to language learning, the resource focuses on the role played by written language in art with a special focus on the amazing work of the renowned Arab artist, Ali Omar Ermes. It contains many stimulating activities to enable students to engage with the art work and to develop language skills at the same time. For full details, please visit https://www.gold.ac.uk/educational-studies/teacherscentre/ Practical Information The number of participants for all sessions will be limited to 20 and tickets will be allocated on the first come first served basis. There are no tuition fees but there will be a non-returnable registration fee of £30. You can book now on this page for the first session in London. More information about how to register for sessions outside London will be published at the beginning of 2018 on https://www.gold.ac.uk/educational-studies/teacherscentre/. For more information about our language projects you can also visit our WordPress webpage. “We thank Qatar Foundation International for generously part funding this event” Please note that this session will be recorded for education and information purposes.

Nov 03, 2018 9:30 AM

Food Boost Face to Face Saturday 3rd November University of West London, Ealing.   This national training day will bring hundreds of food teachers together for a unique set of workshops and practical cooking skills sessions that focuses on new qualifications (GCSE and Vocational Levels 1-3), reviewing your results and moving forward with planning and delivery.   Key Note presenters - Louise Davies and Ross Morrison McGill   Keynote –Making sense and moving forward with the 2018 Results Louise Davies – Founder (Food Teachers Centre)  This Food Boost Keynote will focus on -          What we can learn from 2018’s exam results for GCSE and Vocational courses -          How to improve your course and student performance -          Developing an intervention plan for Y10-11 -          Intervention strategies that work -          Free resources to improve your teaching        As founder of the Food Teachers Centre, Louise has won awards for her work with the community (2018 Outstanding Contribution to D&T Excellence Award, Global Excellence 2017 Best Nutritional Health School Engagement programme and 2017 Best Public Health Sugar Reduction Awareness Campaign) and is recognized by Facebook as a Power Admin for one of the “most active, engaging and influential groups on the Facebook platform”. She works with the United Nations developing a White Paper on School Food for low income countries. She advised DfE on the new GCSE 2014-16, as well as being OFQUAL’s current subject expert for D&T, Food Preparation & Nutrition and Hospitality and Catering exams. Her teaching resources have been used all over the world for by D&T/Food teachers.      Food Boost Keynote – Mark. Plan. Teach. in Food Ross McGill – Teacher Toolkit With teacher workload and mental health issues at record levels, ideas that work in the classroom to alleviate workload and support teacher wellbeing are essential. Ross offers food teachers a range of strategies and insights into ‘what teachers can do in the classroom’ and ‘why and how’ they work. Ross’s presentation is full of practical ideas which deliberately mirror the teaching process.   Mark. Plan. Teach.  shows how each stage of the teaching process informs the next, building a cyclical framework that underpins everything that food teachers do. enables all food teachers to maximise the impact of their teaching and, in doing so, save time, reduce workload and take back control of the classroom.   Ross Morrison McGill  has been very popular at Food Teachers Centre events, as a D&T teacher and school leader with 23 years experience. He has written 3 books on teaching and is passionate about teacher well-being and teaching and learning. In 2010, he founded @TeacherToolkit, rapidly becoming one of the most popular websites for sharing resources and ideas around the world. @TeacherToolkit, is the most followed teacher on Twitter in the UK. His practical, inspiring lesson ideas are what make him so successful. His 5 Minute Lesson Plan is used by teachers all over the world! In 2015 he was listed in the Debrett's 500 as one of the 'most influential people in Britain' and in education. He is the bestselling author of 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Outstanding Lessons and Teacher Toolkit. https://www.teachertoolkit.co.uk/   Exam Focused workshops – Updates and Best Practice for 2018-19   -          Latest NEA and Unit Assessment advice   -          Getting to grips with NEA and Unit assessment for Year 11 –what does it mean, how to prepare for and plan assessment   -          How to maximise marks, challenge most able and support all learners   -          Resources for effective preparation and teaching     Food Boost Workshop presenters:   AQA GCSE – Barbara Monks, Food Teachers Centre OCR GCSE – Sandra Heinze, Hall Mead School EDUQAS GCSE – Jacqui Keepin, Food Teachers Centre NCFE Food and Cookery L1/2– Caroline Gallagher, NCFE Curriculum Officer BTEC L1-3 and Home Cooking Skills – Melanie Williams, Pearson/BTEC Subject Advisor for Skills Qualifications WJEC Level 3 Diploma Food Science and Nutrition – Sheila Watts, Waddesdon School WJEC Hospitality and Catering Level 1-2 – Judith Shackell, Brookfield Community School  Special Needs - We will also have a Special Needs teaching strand facilitated by Sarah Badzire, Clare Mount Specialist Sports College      Food Boost - Practical Skills focused workshops Fine-tune and support your personal skills, from highly skilled university culinary skills tutors -          Food presentation, styling and photography -          Tricky pastries, pasta and enriched doughs -          Knife skills with meat, fish and vegetables -          Sauces, soufflés, setting, toppings, layers and fillings  Watch our video here https://www.facebook.com/foodteacherscentreuk/videos/2144356419217990/  Costs and Booking (via Eventbrite) From only £150 +VAT Early bird All of these events are ticket only and payable IN ADVANCE. The Food Teachers Centre uses Eventbrite (as many organisations do) to automate the bookings via credit card.   When you book you will receive by email a full VAT invoice/receipt.   PLEASE NOTE your booking confirmation and ticket will be emailed to both the delegate and person purchasing. If you do not receive your ticket it is most commonly caused by typing your email address incorrectly, or it is in your SPAM folder. Please check your booking carefully. It is VERY important that your school finance manager supplies your full name and PERSONAL- SCHOOL email so that we are able to send you joining instructions and further details. If we only receive the ‘school office’ email address, we have found in the past that this delays information getting to you or information is not passed on.   If you have any queries, please ask via the Eventbrite site messaging, and leave your phone number or email so that we can contact you easily.   Your personal information is not passed onto third parties   DATA PROTECTION – how we access and protect your personal information. PLEASE NOTE: Food Teachers Centre will never pass your information onto third parties. When you sign up with Eventbrite Eventbrite takes your booking via credit card, these details are not passed to the Food Teachers Centre The ticket buyer email/school address are passed to Food Teachers Centre so that we can send you a ticket and invoice for the training you have booked. This information is kept under password protection in our financial records for 6 years (HMRC requirement). No credit card details are ever given to us, or kept by us These details are only viewed by the course planner and presenter and are password protected. For example, we collect information about special access or dietary needs. For some training and registration you are asked to give information about your expertise: -          For accredited courses, such as Food Safety in Classrooms, it is an exam board requirement that we assess previous learning and take this into account when planning differentiated learning. -          For accredited courses, such as Culinary Arts, questions are asked to ensure that the applicant meets SFA funding requirements. - For other courses, we may ask details about the exam board courses that you teach, and what you would like help with, these are to help us plan a suitable day, but are optional questions. - When registering for the Resource Bank, we ask you details to be able to verify your identity and contribution to the Closed group, to gain access to the resources. When you book with us, we always ask for your school contact details, the course presenter uses this to:   -          Send you your ticket and invoice-          Send you important delegate joining instructions, maps, handouts and link to the digital course folder, plus post event evaluation.-          Get in touch with you if there is an important change to the course for any reason, for example the school is closed due to Snow -          Send you a 48-hour reminder ahead of the course, with your ticket needed for registration   We may also use these details to: -          Provide a guest list (with full name and school name, plus any access/dietary needs) for the venue, to allow entry to schools under safeguarding processes. We do not allow venues to have your email address or personal details. -          Send you details of the next Food Teachers Centre course in your region You can unsubscribe and re-subscribe at any time. Food Teachers Centre cannot be held responsible for you not receiving important information about a course that you are booked on if you have unsubscribed or blocked us. We do not pass your details on to any other company. These links may be helpful in manging your subscription to Eventbrite Video on managing Eventbrite subscriptions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFyzfDoU3ws Help Centre advice on managing Eventbrite subscriptions https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/support/articles/en_US/How_To/how-to-manage-your-email-preferences?lg=en_GB Eventbrite Privacy Policy - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/support/articles/en_US/Troubleshooting/eventbrite-privacy-policy?lg=en_GB Terms and conditions  Terms and conditions Once booked, if you cannot come You can send someone else, but you may not get a refund unless we can resell your ticket, but we are happy to transfer your booking if there is space on another event. The draft programme might be subject to change. We would always endeavor to run the day as advertised.   About the Food Teachers Centre  FOOD TEACHER CENTRE is a UK based self-help group founded by Louise T Davies in 2013 and supported by experienced associates. It provides a platform to exchange best practice, give advice and support to less experienced teachers, answering practical concerns and keeping them abreast of the latest curriculum changes. A one-stop shop for like-minded professionals who seek help and information. It is free to take part and is facilitated through a closed on-line group, safeguarding the conversations of the teaching staff. The idea of a 'Teacher's Centre' is a response to the lack of local and national specialist support and diminishing Continuing Professional Development with the demise of local authority advisers ASTs, lead practitioners and supporting organisations. The Centre utilises new technologies, not requiring a physical space in new times, but providing the same high quality service that our traditional teachers centres were recognised for. The Food Teachers Centre is a place of creative and innovative ideas and action practical solutions learning and sharing To join the closed group, simply visit www.facebook.com/groups/foodteacherscentre    Bright Ideas Food and Health Consulting Ltd  Registered Office 69-71 East Street Epsom Surrey KT17 1BP    Registered No 9096275    VAT No 189 4024 84        

Sep 20, 2018 10:00 AM

A unique opportunity to learn under Christie's auction house artist Oksana Leadbitter, and her New Arts Club.  Tailored to your schedule, this boutique course is 36+ hours of figurative and landscape painting that suits anyone from beginners to more accomplished painters. No experience needed! All art materials are supplied, including paints, brushes, aprons, easels and more. All you need to do is bring yourself, and a desire to learn and meet new people. Oksana will guide you through a series of art styles and techniques, offering frequent demonstrations and support. You will not need to attend every class. The course works on a by-hour basis, meaning that it works with your schedule and the hours you have left.  Come and join us every Thursday at the recreational rooms of the beautiful St Sofia church in Bayswater.  Available time slots: 10:00 - 12:00 - Adult class 12:00 - 15:00 - Children's class 19:00 - 22:00 - Adult evening class Feel free to pop in and say hello.  For more information, email: [email protected]  --- The organisers reserve the right to cancel any of the events, should unforseen circumstances arise, resulting in the refund of any canceled remaining classes. 

Oct 20, 2018 9:00 PM

Festival of The Dead has resurfaced with a new hoard of characters and creations. From our 15ft tall vulture roaming the crowd to giant skulls and skeletons, wondrous circus acts and carnival processions. This is an event like no other. *please note this show always sells out in advance so make sure to buy early to avoid disappointment. A party like no other. With carnival-esque pageantry, giant skull processions, acrobats, dancers and beautiful decorative art & costumes. Festival of the Dead is a contemporary event infusing elements carnival, circus, theatre and unadulterated partying. - Giant Skull processions around the venue- Acrobats & circus performers- DJ’s and live music - Pinatas - Professional skull face painting - Confetti, co2 and light show This event is for persons 18 and overPlease note: this event is not part of the Dia de los Muertos public holiday, which has significant religious meaning and many traditions that will not be happening at our show.

Sep 25, 2018 6:30 PM

Auction Against Hunger is back! On Tuesday 25th September, Action Against Hunger is once again bringing some of the UK's most exciting chefs and streetfood traders to Borough Market for the most ecclectic menu of the summer. YouTube favourite DJ BBQ will host the 6th annual Auction, which has raised more than half a million pounds since it began in 2012. Lyle's, Anna Hansen, Nieves Barragan Mohacho, Yauatcha Patisserie, Mike Reid of M Restaurants, Ceviche, Andina, Smokestak, KS Ate Here, Luca, Shake Shack, The Begging Bowl, Horn OK Please, Jennifer Earle, Khanom Krok, Claw, Busaba and Adam Handling Group are just some of this year’s confirmed chefs, restaurants and traders, in what looks set to be the best line up for the event to date. Tickets are £60 and include a mouthwatering: seven dishes from your choice in the chef line-up five drinks including Espresso Martinis by L’Unico Caffe Musetti, Chase GB Gin & Tonics and Beer from Fourpure unlimited snacks from Well & Truly, Snaffling Pig, Ape & Candy Kittens  Champagne Taittinger, supporters of Action Against Hunger for over a decade, will host Taittinger Time: a wheel of fortune style game where guests can win a glass, bottle or Magnum on the spot. As always, there will be a live and silent auction where you'll have the chance to bid on some money-can't-prizes, with all proceeds going directly to the charity. Please note that whilst the menu will be wide and varied, vegetarian options will be limited, and dishes cannot be adjusted for dietary requirements. T&Cs This is an 18+ event. Exceptions may be made with the organiser's permission. Whilst alcoholic drinks are included in the ticket price, we reserve the right to refuse service at any point during the event. Tickets are non-refundable, but may be transferred with at least two days' notice. We cannot guarantee that dishes will be suitable for those with any dietary requirements. Dishes cannot be amended to meet dietary requirements. Refunds on this basis will not be issued.  There will be a photographer at this event. By purchasing a ticket, you are agreeing to Action Against Hunger (and their authorised partners) using images and video footage taken at Auction Against Hunger on Tuesday 25th September, for any purpose, and in any way, that assists Action Against Hunger’s work including for fundraising and communications purposes. Action Against Hunger may use, reproduce, store and distribute all or any part of these on any traditional or electronic media format including social media. By purchasing a ticket, you understand that any images, footage and personal details will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act. If you do not consent to this, please contact Action Against Hunger in advance of the event. FAQs Can I bring my own food and drink? No, as a ticketed event, no food and drink can brought in from outside. In addition to the food and drinks provided, there will be opportunities to buy more, should you want to. However, whilst alcoholic drinks are included in the ticket price, we retain the right to refuse service at any point throughout the evening. Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? This is an 18+ event. Exceptions may be made with the organiser's permission. Please contact Jack Potter ([email protected]; 0208 853 7570) with queries regarding age limit. What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? The venue has no dedicated parking. It is served by regular buses and is a short walk from London Bridge Underground and Station.  Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, we can either use a ticket on a digital device, or your name, to validate entry. What's the refund policy? Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? Due to the nature of the event, tickets are non-refundable, but may be transferred with at least two days' notice. Please email Jack ([email protected]; 0208 853 7570) with any queries. Can you cater for my dietary requirements? Unfortunately, due to the nature of the event, we cannot amend the dishes cooked by the chefs and traders. We cannot guarantee that dishes will be suitable for those with any dietary requirements. Refunds on this basis will not be issued. Please contact us before purchase if you have any queries about dietary requirements. How can I contact the organiser with any questions? Please contact Jack ([email protected]; 0208 853 7570) with any questions. 

Oct 17, 2018 6:00 PM

Arts Emergency is a charity and national support network for young people who don’t have influential contacts of their own. We are welcoming over 120 brilliant new young people to our London mentoring programme in January 2019 and we would love for you to join us as their mentor! Here's a little more information about our programme and what mentoring entails: What does an Arts Emergency mentor do and how much time does it take? Arts Emergency mentors work voluntarily with a young person over the course of a year, helping them to gain confidence, connections and the advice and guidance they need to succeed in their chosen subject/industry With the support of Arts Emergency and our network, mentoring pairs decide on a number of goals for the year and then work towards achieving them Mentor pairs are expected to have one face to face meeting each month ideally lasting about an hour. In between sessions you may find you communicate by e-mail, skype, text etc. We encourage flexibility during busy periods e.g. exams, starting new jobs, moving house etc How does the mentor matching process work? Prospective mentors will need to attend a training session in September/October 2018 or will need to have been trained in previous years. We will be over recruiting 120 year 12 students in October/November 2018. Mentor pairs will be matched before the end of November 2018. We will further explain this process more during training. It is worth noting that we endeavour to match as many mentors as we can, but occasionally we are not able to find a student with an interest in the area trained mentors specialise in and are therefore unable to guarantee you a mentee in the 18/19 cohort. If you are allocated a mentee, you will asked to undergo an enhanced DBS check, (paid for by Arts Emergency). Mentor pairs will be introduced for the first time at our introductory event, taking place in late January 2019. Mentoring relationships last one full calendar year, January - January. This means you will be there to support your mentee in the run up to Year 12 mock exams, throughout their summer break between Years 12 and 13 where they might be looking for work experience, and into Year 13 when many will be drafting their UCAS statements and thinking about university. What are Arts Emergency looking for in a prospective mentor? Our mentors are all different which is what we love, we particularly welcome mentors who identify as LGBTQ+ or are from BAME backgrounds Mentors should be able to relate well to people, are good at problem solving or talking though issues, reliable and committed and able to provide insight from their personal experiences. Most of our mentors have studied an arts or humanities subject at university level and/or work in the creative industries. Below is a list of the areas that our mentors have focussed on throughout 17/18.  - Architecture - Fashion -  Comedy - Journalism - Politics & Activism - Academia - Dance - Marketing - Psychology - Acting - Music -  English Lit/Lang - Interior Design - Museums - Publishing - Art & Design - Film & TV  - Sociology - Art History - Games Design - Philosophy - Theatre - Music Tech - Classics - History - Photography - Writing -  Mentoring can be a really rewarding experience and we'd love you to be a part of the work we are doing, so please sign up and join us! Privacy note The information collected in this form will be used to register you for training, to help us find a suitable student match, and to contact you about your participation the mentoring programme. We will keep hold of it to make the matching process easier in the future, but if you decide not to go forward with mentoring for Arts Emergency just let us know and we will remove it.

Oct 11, 2018 6:00 PM

Join us to hear about Sotheby’s Institute’s range of study programmes including Master’s degrees, Semester/Study Abroad Courses and Summer Study. Learn about the Institute's unique curricular approach to the study of art connoisseurship and the international art market, and how art is explored from a range of social, cultural, economic and object-based perspectives. Our courses also offer students networking opportunities with key professionals and include study visits to art fairs, biennials, museums, galleries, auction houses and private collections. Presentations by study programme directors during the evening will introduce you to the areas of specialisation taught at the Institute: Art Business, Contemporary Art, Fine & Decorative Art and Design and Asian Art. This will be followed by a panel discussion where you will hear about career pathways in the art world directly from our alumni currently employed in the field. The event will conclude with a wine reception providing opportunities to meet personally with faculty members and Admissions staff who will be on-site to answer your questions. Please note: There are limited spaces so prior booking is absolutely essential. Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sep 20, 2018 6:00 PM

Arts Emergency is a charity and national support network for young people who don’t have influential contacts of their own. We are welcoming over 120 brilliant new young people to our London mentoring programme in January 2019 and we would love for you to join us as their mentor! Here's a little more information about our programme and what mentoring entails: What does an Arts Emergency mentor do and how much time does it take? Arts Emergency mentors work voluntarily with a young person over the course of a year, helping them to gain confidence, connections and the advice and guidance they need to succeed in their chosen subject/industry With the support of Arts Emergency and our network, mentoring pairs decide on a number of goals for the year and then work towards achieving them Mentor pairs are expected to have one face to face meeting each month ideally lasting about an hour. In between sessions you may find you communicate by e-mail, skype, text etc. We encourage flexibility during busy periods e.g. exams, starting new jobs, moving house etc How does the mentor matching process work? Prospective mentors will need to attend a training session in September/October 2018 or will need to have been trained in previous years. We will be over recruiting 120 year 12 students in October/November 2018. Mentor pairs will be matched before the end of November 2018. We will further explain this process more during training. It is worth noting that we endeavour to match as many mentors as we can, but occasionally we are not able to find a student with an interest in the area trained mentors specialise in and are therefore unable to guarantee you a mentee in the 18/19 cohort. If you are allocated a mentee, you will asked to undergo an enhanced DBS check, (paid for by Arts Emergency). Mentor pairs will be introduced for the first time at our introductory event, taking place in late January 2019. Mentoring relationships last one full calendar year, January - January. This means you will be there to support your mentee in the run up to Year 12 mock exams, throughout their summer break between Years 12 and 13 where they might be looking for work experience, and into Year 13 when many will be drafting their UCAS statements and thinking about university. What are Arts Emergency looking for in a prospective mentor? Our mentors are all different which is what we love, we particularly welcome mentors who identify as LGBTQ+ or are from BAME backgrounds Mentors should be able to relate well to people, are good at problem solving or talking though issues, reliable and committed and able to provide insight from their personal experiences. Most of our mentors have studied an arts or humanities subject at university level and/or work in the creative industries. Below is a list of the areas that our mentors have focussed on throughout 17/18.  - Architecture - Fashion -  Comedy - Journalism - Politics & Activism - Academia - Dance - Marketing - Psychology - Acting - Music -  English Lit/Lang - Interior Design - Museums - Publishing - Art & Design - Film & TV  - Sociology - Art History - Games Design - Philosophy - Theatre - Music Tech - Classics - History - Photography - Writing -  Mentoring can be a really rewarding experience and we'd love you to be a part of the work we are doing, so please sign up and join us! Privacy note The information collected in this form will be used to register you for training, to help us find a suitable student match, and to contact you about your participation the mentoring programme. We will keep hold of it to make the matching process easier in the future, but if you decide not to go forward with mentoring for Arts Emergency just let us know and we will remove it.