Showing posts from April, 2020

New Portals for OERs

Long overdue, in my opinion, but our national skills and careers services in the UK have launched new portals that collate and promote OERs for skills development. Skills Development Scotland have launched a Free Online Courses portal: The National Careers Service (England) has launched The Skills Toolkit: If you are a career development professional and you complete any courses that you find useful for your self or for your clients, let me know and I will add to the  OERs for Career Development page on my website (if they aren't already listed there!). Note that as I am based in the UK, I post resources that are UK-orientated. Some of the courses listed via the portals above may be targeted at a non-UK audience, so always try them out before recommending!

More news: UWS MSc Career Guidance and Development Re-validated

News: Appointment as external examiner for the MA in Careers Education and Coaching at the University of Derby

I'm very pleased to announce I have been appointed external examiner for the MA in Careers Education and Coaching at the University of Derby, where @nickimoore1 and @Tomstaunton84 run an excellent postgraduate programme. Looking forward to working with you over the coming years! — Emma Bolger 🌈 (@bolger_emma) April 23, 2020

UWS MSc Career Guidance and Development: programme approach

I have recorded a video presentation that gives an overview of how we deliver the MSc Career Guidance and Development at the University of the West of Scotland. This is adapted from a "Learning and Teaching Dialogue" I delivered for the university previously. You can watch it here:

CDI Student Conference England 2020:Keynote Speech

This year's CDI Student Conference England has been moved online , due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place across the UK, and globally. I hope all followers of my blog/website are keeping healthy and well at this challenging time. I have recorded a video commentary of my keynote, which addresses the topic of unconscious bias for career development professionals. This will shortly be made available on the CDI website at the page linked above and is also available  directly via Loom, at: Title slide for keynote