30 November 2017

CDI Student Conference Scotland 2017

On 22 November we hosted the annual Career Development Institute Student Conference at the University of the West of Scotland.

I presented a workshop, Equality Aware Career Conversations. The slides to accompany this workshop are available at: https://www.slideshare.net/secret/cOTYoKwscAsb49

The slides to accompany all keynote speeches and workshop presentations are hosted on the CDI website at: http://www.thecdi.net/Student-Conference-2017-Presentations

22 September 2017

12 September 2017

Welcoming student-parents into libraries

A few years ago, I wrote a blog post about the difficulties of library access for student-parents. So I am absolutely delighted to see this news story today about the new family study lounge at the University of Glasgow library.

https://universityofglasgowlibrary.wordpress.com/2017/09/07/new-family-study-lounge-uofglibrary/ 

I didn't name and shame at the time but it was in fact at the University of Glasgow library where I had the demoralising experience that set me off looking into the issue. 

I can only hope other universities take note and follow suit. What a fantastic addition to the service offered and much-needed acknowledgement of how many students have to balance their studies with having the responsibility for children. 

10 July 2017

Equality, inclusion and the career development professional: Keynote

An abridged audio recording of this keynote speech I delivered at the University of the West of Scotland, Edinburgh Napier University and Skills Development Scotland annual career guidance research symposium in March 2017, is now available on my YouTube channel at: https://youtu.be/16y40HftwO8

16 March 2017

Annual Career Guidance Research Symposium 2017

The annual University of the West of Scotland (UWS), Edinburgh Napier University and Skills Development Scotland Career Guidance Research Symposium was held yesterday, 15th March 2017, at UWS in Paisley. 

The theme of the symposium was equality and inclusion in career guidance and development, with the title: Supporting Inclusive Professional Practice Through Research

My Keynote speech will be available here in due course. In the meantime, here is a news story about the event from Skills Development Scotland and a couple of photos from the day. 

Selected Speakers (L-R): Dr. Pete Robertson (Napier) , Susan Meldrum (Napier), Emma Bolger (UWS), Dr. Marjorie McCrory (UWS), Professor Chik Collins (UWS), Leann Kelly (UWS/SAMH)
Emma Bolger, Keynote Speech