Global, European and UK career guidance policy


Today I’m heading back up to the University of Derby to deliver a session on the MA in Careers Education and Coaching. In this session I’m going to try and get students to think about the policy, politics, legislation and regulation that sit around and various constrain and enable career guidance.

This is what I’m planning to cover…

Career guidance policy presentation for the MA


Doing educational research that matters

doing educational research that matters

Today we launch the Institute of Education at the University of Derby. We are holding a mini-conference this afternoon culminating in a presentation from our new visiting professor Brian Lamb.

I will be contributing to the opening plenary by talking about ‘doing educational research that matters’.

This is what I thought that I would say.

Doing educational research that matters

The Future of Educational Research – Launch conference for Derby’s Institute of Education

2nd March 2016
University of Derby

At the University of Derby we are holding a half-day mini-conference to launch our new Institute of Education.

The Institute is the hub for educational research at the University of Derby. The Institute conducts educational research and provides consultancy to schools, education providers, the wider education sector, and Government.

The Institute is home to researchers from the College of Education, educational researchers from across the University of Derby, and associate researchers from a range of schools and organisations. Its core areas of focus include: career education and guidance; educational leadership and management; higher education; mathematics education; and special needs education.

The launch event will include keynotes and seminars from some of the University’s leading educational researchers. The event will culminate with the inaugural lecture of Professor Brian Lamb who will talk about “The Real World of Policy Change in Education- Reflections on the Special Educational Needs and Disability Reforms.”

The event is free and open to all members of the University and the general public.  The event will take place at the University of Derby, Kedleston Road Campus.

Find out more details and book your place



We are recruiting a new Senior Research Fellow – It could be you?

We are recruiting a new Senior Research Fellow at iCeGS. We are really looking for someone who has spark and enthusiasm and an interest in undertaking research and consultancy on the relationship between learning and work.

This will be one of our key posts in taking iCeGS forward for the next few years.

To find out more view the job description. I’m happy to answer any informal inquiries about this post.