Scottish Student Conference & Exhibition 2018

Wednesday 28th November 2018 - Edinburgh Napier University - EDINBURGH 





The new generation of career development professionals have a key role to play in the future of the career development sector. 

This Conference is designed to highlight the latest developments in the sector and is presented by a range of expert keynote speakers who are leaders in the field. The workshop sessions offer additional opportunities to learn about working in the different parts of the sector with young people, adults, employers and clients who have learning difficulties.

Supported by a small exhibition of sector providers and suppliers, the conference is a great networking opportunity too. You will meet students from across Scotland and learn more about the support provided by the CDI to its Scottish members and Registrants.



Full and part-time students undertaking the Post Graduate Diploma In Career Guidance and Development /Qualification in Career Development at Edinburgh Napier University and the University of the West of Scotland. 

The event is free for QCD students. There are a maximum of 50 places for this event.



09:20 - Registration, Refreshments & Exhibition 

10:00 - Welcome from Edinburgh Napier University & the CDI 

Dr. Peter Robertson : Edinburgh Napier University 

Claire Johnson : CDI Professional Development Manager 

10:10 - Welcome from the conference sponsor

RAF - Flight Sergeant Alex MacDonald 

10:15 - Keynote 1 - Understanding the current landscape

Laura Bell : Director for Careers at Education Development Trust & CDI President

10:30 - Keynote 2 - Jobs & Skills in Scotland : Key themes and some implications for career guidance 

Liz Byrne : National Skills Planning Lead for Skills Development Scotland 

Colin Mack : Skills Planning Manager for the Evidence Base team at Skills Development Scotland 

11:10 - Workshop 1 

12:00 - Buffet Lunch & Exhibition 

13:00 - Workshop 2 

13:50 - Keynote 3 - Gypsy Roma traveller pupis' experience of career guidance 

Nicola Hay : PhD Researcher, University of the West of Scotland

14:05 - Keynote 4 - Empowering group action through collective approaches to practice 

Susan Meldrum : Programme Leader, Career Guidance & Development, Edinburgh Napier University 

14:20 - Refreshment Break

14:40 - Keynote 5 - Career guidance and the future 

Professor Tristram Hooley : Professor of Career Education, University of Derby 

15:20 - Keynote 6 - Career Coaching : innovative new directions or just guidance in a suit! 

Dr Julia Yates : Senior Lecturer, City University of London 

16:00 - Evaluation & Close 

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