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Annual Career Guidance Research Symposium 2017
The annual U niversity of the West of Scotland (UWS), Edinburgh Napier University and Skills Development Scotland Career Guidance Research Symposium  was held yesterday, 15th March 2017, at UWS in Paisley.  The theme of the symposium was equality and inclus...

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Why would someone choose to be a careers adviser?
of the modules I’m teaching this trimester at UWS is Career Development Theory,
examining the theories that explain how and why people make career decisions. A
career decision I often wonder about is “Why would someone choose to be a
careers adviser?” I...

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New Job!
December has been a busy month! I have left my job at Skills
Development Scotland as a gender equality adviser and have taken up a new post
at the University of the West of Scotland, lecturing in careers guidance. Many careers professionals across the UK an...

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Using career guidance skills in the HE teaching of creative writing
Earlier this year, I became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, having completed an independent research project into my professional practice.  My research project looked at the use of career guidance skills in university teaching.  Enabling people t...

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I'm a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy!
Delighted to have been been told today that I have been recognised as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy for my research project on creative writing and employability. 

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Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2016 (Republished from the Ayrshire College Blog)
Guest post – Emma Bolger on tackling gender imbalance in Modern Apprenticeships MARCH 1, 2016  /  AYRSHIRE COLLEGE Emma Bolger  is National Training Programmes Equality Adviser at Skills Development Scotland where she focuses on equality in Modern Apprentic...

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Were no women available? Comments on a Scotland Policy Conference
In December I attended the Scotland Policy Conferences Keynote Seminar: 'Developing the Young Workforce' - next steps for skills development and apprenticeships in Scotland . The briefing document is now available for purchase and has been distributed to de...

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A215 Career Planning Survey
I'm looking for current or past students of Open University module A215 Creative writing  to complete a quick survey for a research project I am doing. I'm looking at the career planning of students on this module and will be using the data collected to ini...
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