Gray's Inn

Become a Vocalise Mentor

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply to become a Vocalise mentor you must be either:

  • a current member of any Inn studying the GDL, the BPTC, or law as a final year undergraduate or masters student
  • a current member of Gray’s Inn who has completed either the GDL or the BPTC in the past year and not secured pupillage

Time commitments

After passing boot camp, mentors must commit to at least eight half-days of teaching, by way of two separate ‘teaching cycles’ of four weekly lessons. This might mean, for instance, that a mentor signs up to teach one morning lesson a week in Pentonville during February, followed by one afternoon session a week in Downview during April. These two cycles represent a minimum teaching commitment. We encourage mentors to sign up for further sessions if they wish to do so.

Please note that all teaching takes place during working hours.

Applications

Applications to become a Vocalise mentor in 2017-18 are now open! 

To apply, complete the application form before 5pm on Friday 6 October 2017.

Application tips

We want to know about: 

  • Your volunteering experience. Directly relevant experience is clearly an advantage, but we are principally interested in evidence of your reliability, resilience, and commitment to projects.
  • Your experience of public speaking. Around 30% of our mentors this year had no experience of parliamentary debating. We will teach you the fundamentals of parliamentary debating, so don’t let your lack of debating experience put you off. If you have been involved in mooting, mock trials, or other forms of public speaking, then outline this in your application.
  • Your motivations. Why you want to be a Vocalise mentor? We want to know what you believe you can bring to the project and what you are hoping to learn in return. 

 

Please contact Vocalise if you require further information. 

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