What is mentoring?

Please note: The Deadline for Applications has now passed. 

In 2020 Working Space launched a new pilot Graduate Mentoring programme for the GSA’s 2020 and 2021 graduates.

About the scheme:
Graduate Mentoring aims to support you to establish your creative career and develop new professional practice and networks. The programme aims to match you to a creative professional working in the creative industries (your Mentor) who will offer you advice and guidance during four one to one meetings over a four month period from September – December 2021.

Mentors come from a wide range of professional backgrounds and can offer advice to help you for example: source and apply to work, develop your creative business or work freelance, engage with professional networks and help you to reach audiences to promote your practice, product or service. By the end of the programme you will be clearer about your next career steps and will have developed an action plan and set achievable goals to help you reach your career ambitions.

Please note that this scheme is currently being evaluated. We will share news of any new or upcoming scheme here.

The Application deadline for the GSA graduate Mentor Scheme has now passed.


Please note, there are limited places available on this programme. If your application is successful we will do our best to find you a mentor that matches to your profile and appropriate to your professional practice and career needs, however we cannot guarantee that we can match everyone. If your application is unsuccessful or we are unable to match you to an industry professional, we will offer you additional support via the GSA Careers Service.

The Glasgow School of Art does not tolerate any form of bullying, harassment or violence. Any reports made about a mentor or mentee will be treated seriously and with sensitivity. This includes any public statements or appearances, and social media.

To raise a concern, please contact the Enterprise Studio team email careers@gsa.ac.uk