Mentoring | Industry and LSFM, Lincoln School of Film & Media

LSFM Mentoring is a unique way to link industry with selected undergraduates. Thanks very much to volunteer mentors from the world of work who make time to support our final year or level 2 students in an academic year.  Each mentor brings their experience of the job market to help our students, during their course, as they plan goals and pursue passions for a career. In the past our mentors and mentees have explored everything from work opportunities to discussing dissertations. Pairs are in contact at least 6 times across semesters, so may be around 6-12 hours during the academic year. Contact time is flexible and pairs choose how to meet: face-to-face, talking on the phone, having a web chat or using other online platforms.

Mentors are offered an induction to mentoring, written guidelines and thereafter student-mentee liaises with mentor. Interested in being a media mentor? Then read the introduction and you can download the form to register your interest anytime: LSFM Mentoring_Introduction  |  LSFM_MENTOR_Registration-Form

Our industry mentors are freelancers to company directors and work across the media sector in animation; audio; communications; design; digital marketing; filmmaking; photography; radio; social media; teaching; technology; and TV. Continue reading

LSFM Student Opportunity | Industry Mentoring 2016-17

It’s time for our undergraduates to REGISTER for LSFM Mentoring – to start in the new academic year 2016-2017.  This School-Industry initiative is a fab opportunity for TWENTY selected students to be mentored by a professional who volunteer their time from the world of work.  The call-out is for Lincoln School of Film & Media 2nd and 1st year students from animation, audio production, film & TV, media production and photography to apply NOW! Just download this form: LSFM_STUDENT-REGISTRATION-FORM_2016-2017

Mentoring_Oct2014Remember there are ONLY 20 student places for the new academic year. So please return your form by 12-noon on Tuesday 22nd March to Louise Lawlor via email. If selected as a student-mentee you must be available to attend the 1-hour induction on-campus. It will be on Wednesday afternoon from 4pm to 5pm and it is likely to be either Week 5 or Week 6 in Semester A (2016-2017).  Continue reading

LSFM Mentoring | Industry engagement between alumni and students

LSFM_Wordpress-LOGOLincoln School of Film & Media Mentoring is a unique way for us to link industry with 20 of our undergraduates. Thanks to our mentors, they’re all our alumni from media & its related industries, AND LSFM students who applied to be mentees this year.

After a successful pilot launched at the start of 2014, our mentoring initiative will continue this academic year and is a collaboration between the School and the University of Lincoln Careers & Employability Service.  LSFM Mentoring between industry professionals and our undergraduates is part of our LSFM Network, which (as you may know) created this blog and started the School’s ‘Meet the Graduates’ alumni event (next gathering for graduates & students will be on 29 Oct) to name just a couple of things managed by the network. The LSFM has always been keen for our alumni to be part of our activities and events. LSFM Mentoring is another strand to enhance our link between industry and academia.  We’re looking forward to our media mentors and mentees sharing their experiences here! LSFM Mentoring is a developing project, so your thoughts and suggestions are welcome. You can read a student-mentee story from the pilot mentoring here.