Scottish Student Conference 2016 Resources

The Scottish Student Conference took place on Wednesday 23rd November 2016 at the Sighthill Campus of Edinburgh Napier University. Organised and presented by Peter Robertson from Edinburgh Napier University and Claire Johnson, CDI Professional Development Manager, the day was a huge success. We are delighted to make the following resources available to attendees and those who were unable to make it on the day.


Keynote Sessions

Understanding the current landscapeVirginia Isaac, Chief Executive of the Inspiring Futures Foundation and CDI President.

Careers Information and LMI in the Scottish Skills Planning SystemGordon McGuinness, Director, Industry and Enterprise Networks, Skills Development Scotland

Using LMI effectively as part of developing Career Adapt-ability CompetenciesProfessor Jenny Bimrose, Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick,

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 Course Director, MA/PGDip in Career Guidance


Workshop Session 1

Career Learning in Scotland: Past, Present and Future , Graham Allan,  Lecturer in Career Guidance and Development, School of Media, Culture and Society, University of the West of Scotland.

Education Scotland and the approach to inspecting careers guidance services and supporting the implementation of the Career Education Standard in Scotland , Karen Corbett, HMI at Education Scotland.

Career guidance in a small group – can it work? , Susan Meldrum, Lecturer in Career Guidance and Development, Edinburgh Napier University.


Workshop Session 2

An Introduction to Career CoachingJulia Yates, Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for the MSc in Career Coaching at the University of East London.

Stereotypes, myths and misperceptions, Ed Fenton, Regional Operations Manager for Scotland and Army team members

Careers of the Future, Michael Spayne, Labour Market Analyst, Focus LMI