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David Puttnam

Lord Puttnam launches mentoring scheme

Lord Puttnam launches mentoring scheme

15 February, 2018

Lord Puttnam with Scholars

Lord Puttnam has recently launched a new ‘Puttnam Scholars’ programme with the University of Sunderland, which will involve the mentoring of six students over a six month period. Having always been interested in pedagogy and trying new teaching methods, Lord Puttnam is particularly looking forward to the experience of working really closely with a small group. The project will include a series of interactive seminars delivered from Lord Puttnam’s base in west Cork and will cover topics from film and education, to politics. He says he hopes he can use his experience to “inform, shape and help underpin the futures of these extraordinarily bright young people. When they graduate in the summer, I’ll hope to be in a position to assist in the next stage of what I trust will be a group of glittering careers.” The six students – or ‘Puttnam Scholars’ - are Greg Bampalas, Adnan Shroufi, Kyle Chisholm, Kay Donnelly, Noura Petridi and Arnoldas Ilgevicius.

For additional information, see recent article in Prolific North.