Student Conference 2017 Presentations

Each year we organise two National Student Conferences, one taking place in England and the other in Scotland. These Conferences are designed to highlight the latest developments in the sector and are presented by a range of expert keynote speakers who are leaders in the field. The workshop sessions offer additional opportunities to learn about: practitioner research; career guidance in a small group; equality and inclusive practice; career guidance and well-being; careers of the future and the Talking Mats resource. They are also supported by a small exhibition of sector providers and suppliers, and provides an excellent networking opportunity too.

 

 

CDI Scottish Student Conference 2017

The CDI Scottish Student Conference 2017 was held on Wednesday 22nd November 2017 at the University of the West of Scotland. We have available to download a selection of presentations that were delivered during the day; you'll find the full list below, and this page will be updated periodically to ensure the most up to date information is available to download.

 

Keynote Presentations

Keynote 1

Understanding the current landscape

Virginia Isaac: Chief Executive of the Inspiring Futures Foundation and CDI President

 

Keynote 2

The role of geography in career development: practical implications for careers advisers

Rosie Alexander: Careers Manager, University of the Highlands and Islands, and PhD researcher.

 

Keynote 3

Jobs and Skills in Scotland: Key Themes and Some Implications for Career Guidance

Chris Brodie, Lead Head of Skills Planning and Sector Development at Skills Development Scotland, and Colin Mack, Skills Planning Manager for the Evidence Base team at Skills Development Scotland

 

Keynote 4

The profession; professionalism; professional identity…and remind me again: why am I doing this?!

John Gough, Associate Head, Student Experience – School of Psychological, Social and Behavioural Sciences and former Course Director, MA/PGDip in Career Guidance

 

Workshop Presentations

Workshop Session 1

Practitioner research

Dr Marjorie McCrory, Programme Leader, MSc Career Guidance and Development, University of the West of Scotland

 

Flocking Together

Susan Meldrum, Lecturer Career Guidance and Development, Edinburgh Napier University

 

 

Equality-Aware Career Conversations

Emma Bolger, Early Career Lecturer in Careers Guidance: School of Media, Culture and Society, University of the West of Scotland

 

Workshop Session 2

Talking Mats

Elaine Watson, Careers Adviser/ Employability and Skills Officer, Faculty of Arts & Humanities, University of Stirling

 

Careers of the Future

Michael Spayne, Labour Market Analyst, Focus LMI

 

Career guidance, health and well-being

Dr Peter Robertson, Associate Professor/Programme leader: Career Guidance, School of Applied Sciences, Edinburgh Napier University.

 

 

 

CDI Student Conference 2017

The CDI Student Conference 2017 was held on Wednesday 12th April 2017 at Coventry University. We have available to download a selection of presentations that were delivered during the day; you'll find the full list below, and this page will be updated periodically to ensure the most up to date information is available to download.

 

Keynote Presentations

Keynote 1          

Understanding the current landscape

Virginia Isaac, Chief Executive of the Inspiring Futures Foundation and CDI President

 

 Keynote 2

Moments of Choice

Professor Tristram Hooley, Director of Research, Careers and Enterprise Company

 

Keynote 3

Integrating theory into practice: Labour Market Information (LMI)

Professor Jenny Bimrose, Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick

                               

Keynote 4  

Devolving responsibility for careers guidance to schools – is it working?

David Andrews OBE, Fellow of the National Institute for Careers Education and Counselling and CDI Policy Associate

 

Keynote 5

Career Coaching

Julia Yates, Senior Lecturer, at City, University of London

 

  

Workshop Presentations

Working with clients who have learning difficulties and disabilities

Jenny Connick, Talentino

 

Careers of the Future

Michael Spayne, Labour Market Analyst, Focus LMi

 

Quality in Careers Standard (QiCS) and the award providers: building a framework of quality in partnership with your organisation

Sue Thacker, Careers Education Development Manager, Prospects

 

Career helping at depth: working with the whole person in careers work

Phil McCash, Principal Teaching Fellow in Career Studies, Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Warwick

 

 

Additional Information

Critical Websites - a vital mediation role in the advisers toolkit

Hillary Nickel, Career Companion