Creative Mentoring Project

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Our Creative Mentoring Project trains and supports current University students to deliver mentoring sessions for pupils in Years 9 – 12, working in schools to deliver a three-day creative project

Throughout the project, our Student Mentors will work with pupils on increasing confidence, building skills, teamwork and offering a glimpse into potential careers and life as a Higher Education student.

The project aims to develop confidence, creativity, listening skills and teamwork, while also supporting conversations around higher education and career progression. Our Student Mentors will be fully trained to deliver and facilitate a creative project with your pupils over a period of three days. 

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More about the project

What subjects will the sessions cover?

We can deliver sessions on a range of topics, such as mental health and cyber bullying. Our subject area expertise is wide ranging across Arts, Media and Creative Technology. Depending on your requirements we could potentially match with student mentors on courses in these areas: 

  • Art, Design and Fashion
  • Creative Digital Media, such as animation, creative computing, digital media, games design
  • English, Drama and Creative Writing
  • Film, TV and Radio production
  • Journalism
  • Music
  • Performance: theatre (comedy writing, performance, design and production) and dance
  • Politics and Contemporary History 

What will my class be doing?

This will depend on the subject area and nature of the specific project, but pupils will have the opportunity to work on a creative project that will build their skills and confidence. They will be supported by a University of Salford Student Mentor who can share their experiences of higher education, skills development and why they have taken the path they have. 

Example project from a previous cohort: 

Task: To develop a 1 minute radio advert aimed at 16-24 year olds, raising awareness of mental health issues

This included: 

  • Pre-production: A mind-map of ideas, developing a tag line for the campaign, writing a treatment for the idea, working together to devise a script 
  • Production: Production of a radio campaign including music, dialogue and sound effects 

What training will your student mentors have?

Our Student Mentors will undertake University of Salford mentoring training, safeguarding training, and support in developing their session plans and resources. 

Where required, a Disclosure and Barring Check (DBS) will be undertaken. 


How long do the projects run for?

The Creative Mentoring Project will be delivered across eight weeks comprising of: 

  • Three sessions of 3-4 hours (mix of online and in person at the school/college/University campus)


We are interested. What next?

If you would like to get involved and arrange a Creative Mentoring Project to take place with your pupils, please email us on: 

We will discuss with you what you want your pupils to achieve through involvement, and if you have a particular subject area in mind. Once we have matched you with a suitable Student Mentor, we will agree dates for each element of the project.