Why are there no longer mentor switches between Phase 1 and Phase 2?

Designlab has seen that keeping students with the same mentor for both phases of UXA allows you to build a positive, long-term relationship with students. Students and mentors alike benefit from understanding each others’ working styles.
Historically, our students have let us know about their difficulties adjusting to a different style of mentorship in Phase 2. As a result, we’ve received a high number of requests for students to stay with the same mentor throughout their UXA career (because you all have built amazing relationships!)
Our goal is to build a positive and productive experience for the entire Designlab community. Requests for switches should be brought up to us (where possible) within the first 4 sessions of Phase 1 in order to provide a speedy resolution and to minimize disruption.
If you experience any issues with your student, please reach out to us at hello@designlab.com so we can help you resolve the issue as quickly as possible.