ICEGS News 2013

News from ICEGS

NICEC Journal: October 2013

12 November 2013

Tristram Hooley has edited a special edition of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NICEC) journal.

Youth Guarantee Concept Note

22 October 2013

iCeGS Researcher Jo Hutchinson and Tibor Bors Borbély-Pecze from National Labour Office, Budapest have produced a Youth Guarantee Concept Note for the European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network (ELGPN).

iCeGS Associate publishes new work on social pedagogy

2 September 2013

iCeGS Associate Shaun Morgan has published an article entitled 'Social Pedagogy within Key Worker Practice: Community Situated Support for Marginalised Youth' International Journal of Social Pedagogy 2(1). The work builds on Shaun's doctoral thesis which he undertook at the Centre and which is available in the UDORA archive.

iCeGS Sixteenth Annual Lecture video

17 July 2013

Dr Wendy Hirsh presented the Sixteenth iCeGS Annual Lecture on Tuesday 19 November 2013 in the Dovedale Suite at the University of Derby Kedleston Road site, Derby.

Training and Development for Economic Solutions in Manchester

24 July 2013

iCeGS has worked with Economic Solutions in Manchester, Prime contractors for the National Careers Service in the North West, for over five years supporting them in assessing workforce needs and developing strategies to address these.

Chwarae Teg: Boys and girls perceptions of job and career choice

13 November 2013

Chwarae Teg commissioned research from two research centres at the Universities of Derby and Aberystwyth who specialise in research about career decision making and education and lifelong learning. This is the final report.

Supporting the development Life Long Career Guidance in Croatia

15 October 2013

Nicki Moore provided consultancy services as a short term expert to Tribal Education as part of a wider project to support the development and implementation of the Life-long career guidance (LLCG) pilots.

iCeGS Policy & Research e-briefing November/December 2013

16 December 2013

This is the iCeGS monthly policy research and journal e-briefing relating to career guidance, education, employment, skills policy and research in the UK.

iCeGS Policy and Research e-briefing - October 2013

31 October 2013

This is the latest issue of the iCeGS e-briefing, keeping you up to date with the latest research and policy relating to career guidance, education, employment, skills.

iCeGS Policy & Research e-briefing September 2013

1 October 2013

This is the iCeGS monthly policy research and journal e-briefing relating to career guidance, education, employment, skills policy and research in the UK.

iCeGS Policy & Research e-briefing July/August 2013

23 August 2013

This is the iCeGS monthly policy research and journal e-briefing relating to career guidance, education, employment, skills policy and research in the UK.

iCeGS Policy & Research e-briefing June 2013

1 July 2013

This is the iCeGS monthly policy research and journal e-briefing relating to career guidance, education, employment, skills policy and research in the UK.

iCeGS Policy & Research e-briefing May 2013

31 May 2013

This is the iCeGS monthly policy research and journal e-briefing relating to career guidance, education, employment, skills policy and research in the UK.

iCeGS Policy & Research e-briefing April 2013

30 April 2013

This is the iCeGS monthly policy research and journal e-briefing relating to career guidance, education, employment, skills policy and research in the UK.

iCeGS Policy & Research e-briefing March 2013

29 March 2013

This is the iCeGS monthly policy research and journal e-briefing relating to career guidance, education, employment, skills policy and research in the UK.

iCeGS e-briefing February 2013

28 February 2013

This is the iCeGS monthly policy research and journal e-briefing relating to career guidance, education, employment, skills policy and research in the UK.

iCeGS e-briefing January 2013

31 January 2013

This is the iCeGS monthly policy research and journal e-briefing relating to career guidance, education, employment, skills policy and research in the UK.

Building the Evidence Base for lifelong Guidance

19 November 2013

The National Centre for Guidance has produced 12 videos by international experts giving their opinions on what are the most critical aspects building the evidence base for lifelong guidance.

Young people and vocational choices in Ireland

31 October 2013

This research from City and Guilds, Centre for Skills Development investigates the perceptions of vocational education and training among young people in the Republic of Ireland. It also looks at the sources of information, advice and guidance used by young people, particularly relating to vocational education.

Ofsted Thematic Review and Government Action Plan: Policy Commentary

19 September 2013

iCeGS Visiting Professor, Tony Watts, has released the twenty-third Policy Commentary for Careers England entitled 'Ofsted Thematic Review and Government Action Plan'.

Government Inspiration Vision Statement and Other Recent Developments: Policy Commentary 24

9 December 2013

iCeGS Visiting Professor Tony Watts, has released the twenty-fourth Policy Commentary for Careers England entitled ' Government Inspiration Vision Statement and Other Recent Developments'.

Evaluation of Brightside e-mentoring

7 February 2013

Brightside have commissioned the iCeGS to support their evaluation of the e-mentoring system. The evaluation aims to find out how the system is being used by partners and mentees and its impact upon them.

Careers 2020 Project

4 January 2013

iCeGS are working with the Pearson Centre for Policy & Learning looking at the future vision for school careers services.

Evaluation of Derby Local Area Coordination

24 September 2013

Researchers in the School of Education and Social Science, University of Derby (including iCeGS researchers) have recently completed research for Derby City Council to evaluate the impact of the Local Area Coordination learning site.

The Blueprint for Careers

14 May 2013

iCeGS worked with the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) to develop the Blueprint for Careers. The Blueprint for Careers is a document that individuals can use to help them to manage their approach to life, learning and work.

Researching school leadership, career related learning and STEM

2 December 2013

The aim of the research was to identify which factors shape senior leadership team decisions with regards to STEM career related learning in schools. We aimed to find out how schools plan and manage their career related learning and how that might influence pupils' knowledge of the wide range of STEM careers and their progression routes.

Introducing a new and innovative careers resource: icould

2 January 2013

iCeGS evaluated an online careers resource called icould. icould is an innovative website which offers free, interactive careers information for young people and also provides free curriculum resources for teachers and advisers.

Y Touring Evaluation Research

1 January 2013

Y Touring Theatre Company's Theatre of Debate programmes form part of a five-year strategic project funded by the Wellcome Trust.

Winston Churchill Fellowship

1 January 2013

Tristram Hooley (Head of iCeGS) has completed a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travelling Scholarship. This scheme exists to provide people with experience overseas which can enhance their effectiveness in their career or field of interest.

Equality and Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance

1 January 2013

This research was commissoned by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to identify and assess the impact of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) policy and practice for children and young people aged 7 to 16 on young people's destinations post 16.

NAHT Aspire School Improvement Programme: external evaluation

10 October 2013

How can primary schools that are not performing well be supported to become much better? This is the critical question posed by NAHT who, with the support of the DfE, are piloting a new approach to school improvement.

Final meeting of the ERASMUS multinational project

22 October 2013

Staff from iCeGS recently visited the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava for the final meeting of the ERASMUS multinational project.

The Information Needs of Postgraduate Taught Students

10 October 2013

iCeGS are currently working with CRAC to undertaken research looking at the educational decision making of postgraduate students. The project is funded by HEFCE and will report early in 2014

iCeGS project in Sri Lanka

2 May 2013

iCeGS researcher Siobhan Neary, in 2013 completed a three month project based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The project funded by the Asian Development Bank was part of a wider modernizing education programme aimed at increasing the relevancy of secondary and tertiary education to the labour market to increase the employability of young people.

Evaluation of Brightside e-mentoring

31 January 2013

Brightside commissioned iCeGs to support their evaluation of the e-mentoring system. The evaluation aims to find out how the system is being used by partners and mentees and its impact upon them.

Unistats website evaluation

27 May 2013

iCeGS in partnership with CRAC has been undertaking research for HEFCE to evaluate and inform the development of the Unistats website.

Social pedagogy: A scoping report for Derbyshire County Council

26 June 2013

Derbyshire County Council commissioned the University of Derby to undertake a scoping project which aimed to explore how social pedagogy could be used to further enhance the continual professional development of staff and other key stakeholders who are responsible for the welfare of children and younger adults

Report finds improvements in the management of researchers across Europe

24 May 2013

This report witten by iCeGS and Vitae 'HR Strategies for Researchers report' reviews plans set out by universities and research funders across Europe to improve the working conditions and career development of researchers as part of the 'HR Excellence in Research' Award process.

Evaluation of Enthusiasm Trust

3 January 2013

iCeGS were commissioned by The Enthusiasm Trust to evaluate its community engagement programme of environmental and community based activities

Nicki Moore has been awarded a Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy

8 January 2013

Nicki Moore has been awarded a Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy in recognition of her ability as a teacher and lecturer in the field of Careers Education and Guidance.

Nicki Moore has been awarded a Fellowship by the Institute of Career Guidance

8 January 2013

Nicki Moore (Lecturer in Career Development at iCeGS) has been awarded a Fellowship by the Institute of Career Guidance.

Tackling unemployment, supporting business and developing careers

14 June 2012

UKCES published two reports based on projects by iCeGS exploring the role that employers play in developing the careers of their employees, potential employees and the wider community.

Enhancing Choice: The role of technology in the career support market

1 January 2012

iCeGS undertook a project for the UK Commission for Employment and Skills which sought to explore the role that technology has played in the development of the career support market.

Careers guidance in schools not working well enough

13 September 2013

A report published by Ofsted today finds that the arrangements for careers guidance in schools are not working well enough. Three quarters of the schools visited for the survey were not implementing their duty to provide impartial careers advice effectively.

New book: What is Online Research?

1 January 2013

iCeGS staff Tristram Hooley and John Marriott together with Jane Wellens from Nottingham University have published a book called 'What is Online Research?: Using the Internet for Social Science Research' with Bloomsbury Academic.

Religion and belief in higher education: The experiences of staff and students

11 August 2011

The Equality Challenge Unit(ECU)commissioned research by the University of Derby to explore institutional policy and practice in the area of religion and belief in Higher Education.

Researchers guide to social media

6 April 2011

iCeGS were contracted by the Research information Network to conduct an investigation into the use of Social Media by researchers.

Higher education outreach to widen participation: toolkits for practitioners

3 January 2014

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) commissioned iCeGS in partnership with the Progression Trust to develop widening participation toolkits to support universities and colleges in delivering access and outreach work

Talking about career

30 April 2012

The research explored the relationship between the words that we use to talk about career and the way that we think about career. The research was funded by the National Higher Education (HE) STEM programme.