Category: Opinion

  • What does the Lib Dem manifesto mean for careers

    What does the Lib Dem manifesto mean for careers

    I’m working my way through all the manifestos for parties in the current election to see what they have to offer for careers. I started with the current government (pretty much ignores careers), then went to the Labour Party (not bad on career, but not so good on the wider economic and public sector picture). […]

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  • What does the Labour Party manifesto mean for careers?

    What does the Labour Party manifesto mean for careers?

    The Labour Party have now launched their manifesto, which is simply entitled Change. As they are the party most likely to form the new government it is important to think about what it means for the careers sector. As ever there are lots of people who have offered more detailed analysis of what the whole […]

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  • What does the Conservative manifesto mean for careers?

    What does the Conservative manifesto mean for careers?

    It is the time of the election when parties start to release their manifestos. As I have done oft times before, I will try and keep up and give my take on what the different parties are promising for careers. First up The Conservative and Unionist Party Manifesto 2024 which is entitled Clear plan, bold […]

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  • The Career Guidance Guarantee

    The Career Guidance Guarantee

    As you will have probably spotted, there is an election on in the UK. I’m hoping to say a lot more about this over the next few days, but I’m struggling a bit to find the time. But it is worth calling attention to the work of the Career Development Policy Group. This group is […]

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  • Exploring the role of secondary teachers in building students career skills and knowledge

    Exploring the role of secondary teachers in building students career skills and knowledge

    <img data-attachment-id="11175" data-permalink="https://adventuresincareerdevelopment.wordpress.com/2024/03/18/exploring-the-role-of-secondary-teachers-in-building-students-career-skills-and-knowledge/pexels-photo-3184328/" data-orig-file="https://adventuresincareerdevelopment.wordpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/pexels-photo-3184328.jpeg" data-orig-size="1880,1255" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="man in beige blazer holding tablet computer" data-image-description="" data-image-caption=" Photo by fauxels on Pexels.com ” data-medium-file=”https://adventuresincareerdevelopment.wordpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/pexels-photo-3184328.jpeg?w=300″ data-large-file=”https://adventuresincareerdevelopment.wordpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/pexels-photo-3184328.jpeg?w=723″ src=”https://adventuresincareerdevelopment.wordpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/pexels-photo-3184328.jpeg” alt=”” class=”wp-image-11175″ />Photo by fauxels on Pexels.com On the 4th October 2023 Suzanne Rice and I convened an expert round table to discuss the role of secondary teachers in building […]

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  • Why it is time to end our obsession with ‘resilience’

    Why it is time to end our obsession with ‘resilience’

    On Friday it was Employee Appreciation Day so I teamed up with my colleague Professor Frances Maratos  from the University of Derby to discuss resilience. In a blog post published on the University’s website it we noted that resilience is increasingly seen as something the education system should foster and employers should encourage and develop, but […]

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  • Exploring career theories

    Exploring career theories

    <img data-attachment-id="11073" data-permalink="https://adventuresincareerdevelopment.wordpress.com/2024/02/05/exploring-career-theories/pexels-photo-11308990/" data-orig-file="https://adventuresincareerdevelopment.files.wordpress.com/2024/02/pexels-photo-11308990.jpeg" data-orig-size="1733,1300" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="black and purple skull with light" data-image-description="" data-image-caption=" Photo by Merlin Lightpainting on Pexels.com ” data-medium-file=”https://adventuresincareerdevelopment.files.wordpress.com/2024/02/pexels-photo-11308990.jpeg?w=300″ data-large-file=”https://adventuresincareerdevelopment.files.wordpress.com/2024/02/pexels-photo-11308990.jpeg?w=723″ src=”https://adventuresincareerdevelopment.files.wordpress.com/2024/02/pexels-photo-11308990.jpeg” alt=”” class=”wp-image-11073″ />Photo by Merlin Lightpainting on Pexels.com I spend a lot of last week teaching career theory in Lillehammer with my colleague Sikin Jynge. As anyone who has ever […]

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  • Why I’m supporting Jo Grady for UCU General Secretary

    Why I’m supporting Jo Grady for UCU General Secretary

    For those people who aren’t in UK higher education, this post might be a little strange, please feel free to skip. I’m writing about this here because it is the platform that I have to try and influence something that is important in my life and in the life of other workers in the industry […]

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  • Why Labour should stick with its plans to tax private education (and maybe go further)

    Why Labour should stick with its plans to tax private education (and maybe go further)

    Over the last couple of weeks there has been renewed debate about the UK’s private schools. The context for this is that the Labour Party has made a commitment to make people who pay for private education to pay some tax on school fees. As seems to be the case with all Labour policies under […]

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  • Podcast: Sustainability and career guidance

    Podcast: Sustainability and career guidance

    <img data-attachment-id="10886" data-permalink="https://adventuresincareerdevelopment.wordpress.com/2023/10/26/podcast-sustainability-and-career-guidance/pexels-photo-1292464/" data-orig-file="https://adventuresincareerdevelopment.files.wordpress.com/2023/10/pexels-photo-1292464.jpeg" data-orig-size="1880,1253" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="photo of wind turbines lot" data-image-description="" data-image-caption=" Photo by Narcisa Aciko on Pexels.com ” data-medium-file=”https://adventuresincareerdevelopment.files.wordpress.com/2023/10/pexels-photo-1292464.jpeg?w=300″ data-large-file=”https://adventuresincareerdevelopment.files.wordpress.com/2023/10/pexels-photo-1292464.jpeg?w=723″ src=”https://adventuresincareerdevelopment.files.wordpress.com/2023/10/pexels-photo-1292464.jpeg” alt=”” class=”wp-image-10886″ />Photo by Narcisa Aciko on Pexels.com I recently had the opportunity to be interviewed as part of Veilederforum-podden (the Norwegian guidance forum’s new podcast). In the podcast I discuss […]

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