Developing a new generation of careers leaders

cover

We have just published an evaluation of the Teach First Careers and Employability Initiative. I think that this was a very important development as it took some of the thinking that we’d done in the Teachers and Careers report from 2015 and developed a CPD programme to make it a reality.

In our evaluation we describe the three level CDP programme that Teach First for new teachers, existing teachers and those who wish to become careers leaders. We make a number of recommendations, but broadly conclude that the programme was very impactful. At the heart of the impact that the programme  delivered was its capacity to transform the schools that participated. We conclude that this is better understood as a school development programme than as a CPD product (although it is both).

For more information read the evaluation report below.

Hooley, T., Dodd, V. and Shepherd, C. (2016). Developing a New Generation of Careers Leaders: An Evaluation of the Teach First Careers and Employability Initiative. Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby. (Also see the executive summary)

Advertisements

Free copies: Evaluating the impact of career management skills module and internship programme within a university business school

I’ve recently published an article entitle Evaluating the impact of career management skills module and internship programme within a university business school in the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling.

I’m able to give away 50 free views of the article. So if you don’t work in a university and would like to engage with our research follow the link to pick up your free copy. First come, first served

I want my free copy of “Evaluating the impact of career management skills programme”

Understanding and enhancing evidence in higher education careers services

Here are some slides that I’m going to use in a workshop today at the University of Brimingham. I’m trying to give the group a start in thinking about what the evidence says about effective work in higher education careers services and then spur them on towards doing some research themselves.

Understanding and enhancing evidence in higher education careers services

Unistats evaluation

We published our evaluation of the Unistats website recently.

You can view it on the University of Derby’s research archive

Hopefully it provides some useful information about the Unistats site which will be used to inform its development. I also think that it provides a strong case for the value of a user centred approach to website design.

I’d be interested to hear your views.

Help us to evaluate Unistats

We are currently evaluating the Unistats website.

We have just launched a survey which we would appreciate your help with.

You don’t have to be familiar with the Unistats website to complete the survey. The survey will also ask you some general questions about how you use online information to make educational and career decisions.

We are looking for students and potential students, parents, employers, HE staff, careers professionals and teachers to fill in the survey. It shouldn’t take more than about 15 minutes to complete and depending on your answers may take much less.

Complete the survey