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The A-Z of CPD: Part 6

Posted by Emma Davies on 06/11/19 10:13

Undertaking CPD is not just about going on a course; being open to trying new ways of learning is an important skill to develop. Last time in the A-Z of CPD series we looked at a range of different activities from ‘peer review’ to ‘questioning colleagues’. This week we help you consider alternative activities that you can do as part of your own continuous professional development, starting at the letter ‘R’.    


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Topics: careers education, CEIAG

Career of the month: Politician

Posted by Emma Davies on 01/11/19 09:00

Each month we take a look at one of the 650 career pathways featured within Indigo. This month, we explore the role of a Politician - a career which couples a passion for current affairs with the desire to make a difference.

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Topics: careers education, career profiles, careers leader, CEIAG, dream jobs

Disabled Students' Allowances: The lowdown

Posted by Chloe Nicholson on 30/10/19 10:10

Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) are non-repayable grants covering study-related costs for disabled students. From 2016 to 2019, I was a recipient of the DSA during my time at university as I have autistic spectrum disorder and expressive-receptive language disorder. As someone with these disabilities, the opportunity to receive the DSA provided a lifeline for me. In this article I uncover what you’ll get and how to apply.

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Topics: university, student advice

The new and improved Universities module is now LIVE!

Posted by Leigh Redman on 28/10/19 15:36

Hot on the heels of the release of our brand new Personal Statement Builder and overhauled Careers module, the team here at Trotman Publishing are excited to announce that our new and improved Universities module is now live - and we've gone beyond just having a makeover...

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Topics: university, careers leader, CEIAG, UCAS, news

Disability and Employment: Is change on the horizon?

Posted by Chloe Nicholson on 23/10/19 10:35

“I wouldn’t tell your employer about your disability, if I were you.”

I was 13 years old when I told my teacher I wanted to find a job. Their response shocked me.

I am autistic and have expressive-receptive language disorder, disabilities that can make everyday life at least a tiny bit challenging, but to everyone else remain ‘hidden’. Invisible.

“You’d be discriminated against,” my teacher had further clarified to me. “If they knew, they’d probably not give you an interview.”

They were saying this out of kindness and concern for me, but their words highlighted something ugly about the workforce that most people ignore.

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Topics: student advice, employability

Engaging with the emotional content of career guidance

Posted by Oliver Jenkin on 16/10/19 09:52

Career guidance has for a number of years been firmly established as a ‘learning’ activity rather than as ‘therapy’. Well respected academics such as Tony Watts and Tristram Hooley have long argued that one of the principle benefits of career guidance is the educational support it offers individuals to learn about work, education and leisure, allowing individual aspiration to be realised and inequality of opportunity to be addressed. As any career development professional will testify however, helping people sift and access career-related opportunities is rarely a 100% rational, calm and collected process.

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Topics: careers education, careers leader


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