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The Career Studies Unit (CSU) has worked with a range of individuals and organisations to develop reflective practice in career development, coaching and work-related learning. An illustrative selection of recent collaborations is shown below.

Monash Warwick Alliance Masterclass
Gill Frigerio worked with the Alliance team on a masterclass in Global Employability in September 2016.

You can see Gill's contribution and the full details here.

Rethinking Career Development for a Globalised World
Gill Frigerio and Phil McCash attended the NICEC conference on 21 and 22 September, at the University of Derby.

Gill and Phil delivered a range of plenary talks, and seminars:

  • Calling or falling? A spiritual perspective on career development
  • Enabling employees to take a "Career Health Check" and develop an agile approach to their career development
  • Career development theories: past, present and future
  • Cultural learning, personal myth, transformation: new directions for career development theory

Career Development and Coaching Studies alumni, Erik Zeltner and Tom Lakin, and current students, Sarah Blackford and Laura Brammar also delivered seminars:

  • The future of work - trends and innovation
  • Careers service provision for international students in higher education: three case studies from European universities
  • New pedagogies, new potential: how careers professionals can harness technology to enrich the careers learning of their clients
  • Swotting up on career development

'Imagining Your Career: a postgraduate award in Career Development'

2014-15: Gill Frigerio worked with Warwick Business School to develop an online programme to support recent Warwick graduates in their career development. This was made available free of charge through the support of the HEFCE Postgraduate Support Scheme. On successful completion of a career development portfolio, students receive a 20 credit postgraduate award.

Career Adaptabilities

Spring 2013: Gill Frigerio outlined the work of a project to test this new approach to supporting student career development in the Spring 2013 edition of Graduate Market Trends.

Sept 2013 -July 2014: Gill Frigerio was part of a project funded by the Higher Education Academy and working with Professor Jenny Bimrose of Warwick's Insitute for Employment Research, Newman University, the University of Birmingham and the Higher Education Career Services Unit to explore the use of Career Adapt-Abilities in practice in HE Career Services. An event summarising the project took place on Mon 14 July 2015.

Wright, T & Frigerio, G. (2015) The Career Adapt-abilities Pilots Project. York: Higher Education Academy.

The final report of the pilots projects has now been published and is available from the HEA website. Click here to download as a pdf.

ASET Conference
September 2012: Gill Frigerio presented two workshops at the ASET annual conference

Association of Higher Education Careers Services (AHECS)

September 2012: Phil McCash worked with members of AHECS during an all day workshop in Dublin.
2014: Phil McCash wrote the Foreword for AHECS' Crafting the present for future employability: an AHECS employability module(PDF Document), Cork, Republic of Ireland: AHECS.

Narratives of Employability

April 2010: Narratives of Employability: Effective Guidance in a Higher Education Context. (Word Document) Gill Frigerio completed a PROP research project funded by HECSU.

Constructing an Impact Through Career Learning, Information, Advice and Guidance
March 2010: Phil McCash presented at the Making an Impact Through Leadership Conference for FE Leaders.

Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

2008-2010: Code of Practice for Career Education, Information, Advice and Guidance in Higher Education (PDF Document). Phil McCash contributed to the advisory group developing a revised version of the code.

International Career Studies Symposium with the Centre for Career Management Skills (CCMS)
September 2009: International Career Studies Symposium (PDF Document). CSU organised this symposium in partnership with CCMS featuring keynote presenations from: Michael Arthur, Mark Savickas, Audrey Collin, Kerr Inkson and Ronald Barnett.

Higher Education Academy (HEA)
2007-2008: Career Studies Handbook: Career Development Learning in Practice (PDF Document). The HEA commissioned Phil McCash to write this publication as part of its Learning and Employability series.