RIBA student mentoring scheme benefits NTU Architecture students

The mentoring scheme is intended to give students an insight into practice and to enhance their learning experience

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RIBA mentoring scheme on a site visit

Twenty five Nottingham Trent University BArch (Hons) Architecture final year students have enrolled onto this year’s RIBA mentoring scheme. The mentoring scheme is intended to give students an insight into practice and to enhance their learning experience.

Students are paired with their practice and mentors, with three sessions organised for students to visit the company offices. Typically, the three organised sessions include an introduction to an architectural practice office, a case study with a site visit, and often meeting the client or other professionals involved.

The programme gives students the chance to shadow their mentors, enabling them to explore the day-to-day issues facing projects and to develop an understanding of the wider roles involved in working with clients.

They are being mentored byeleven local architects in nine chartered practices based in Nottingham and surrounding areas. They include CBP Architects, Franklin Ellis Architects, Be-Design, Leonard Design, Benoy, Simons Group, Buckenham and Co, UMC architects and Conception Architects.

Mike Baulcombe commented on the scheme: “The Royal Institute of British Architects wants to support architecture students across the country, and this mentoring scheme is one way to support them. The scheme helps them to understand the various form of professional practice and hopefully, will encourage them to complete Part2 and Part 3 of architecture studies so they becomefully-qualified architects. RIBA is also interested in strengthening the links with the validated schools of architecture and its professionals and students there.”

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RIBA mentor with students in the Architecture studio

Final year student Francis Croll explained: “I am grateful for the opportunity to experience being in an architectural practice and seeing the day to day running of it. I’m aiming to put this knowledge that I will gain to good use.”

Find out more about the RIBA student mentoring scheme here .

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RIBA student mentoring scheme benefits NTU Architecture students

Published on 23 November 2017
  • Subject area: Property, construction and surveying
  • Category: Culture; School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

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