Alongside the NICEC Journal, NICEC Seminars and Network meetings are the key means of sharing ideas and evidence around our network of Fellows, members and other interested people.


NICEC holds 6 Fellows meetings per year. These are followed by either early evening seminars (4 a year) or full afternoon Network meetings (2 a year).

NICEC seminars and network meetings are included in the membership fees paid by Fellows and Members.
Others are most welcome to attend for a modest charge - £20 for seminars and £40 for Network Meetings.

Please contact: Dr Robin Mellors-Bourne

Dates for 2019

Next NICEC-CDI event
Thursday 7th November     9.30-3.15pm Bristol, Venue TBC


Twice each year NICEC and the Career Development Institute collaborate on a Cutting Edge event for practitioners. This session is a special one as it builds on NICEC’s Bill Law Student Award recognising innovative and impactful research in our field, with each of our main contributors sharing their highly regarded research and its practical implications for practice.

In this session, you’ll be encouraged to reflect on the relevance and insights of the research for your own practice building on the core themes and concepts that are relevant to careers work wherever you practice. The session may also provide some inspiration and guidance for anyone who is considering doing some further study in the field of careers. It will be highly interactive and participative.

The programme for the day can be downloaded here
Booking for this event can be accessed here

Next NICEC event

18th November 2019, 17.00- 18.30, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place


Careers Provision in Further Education

Speakers include

Russell George – will introduce the session with an overview of the context of work in FE including the roll-out of T-levels and funding constraints and provide a case study of delivery in Milton Keynes College

Anthony Barnes will share insights from the development of the Colleges Gatsby Tool Kit on challenges and good practice in careers provision.

Emily Tanner will share insights from The Careers & Enterprise Company drawing on the Compass benchmarking tool.

There will then be a discussion on similarities and differences with delivery in other settings.

Share this event on Facebook and Twitter. Booking information available here.

Future planning -  Proposed events for 2020
Wednesday 22nd January
Tiesday 31st march
Wednesday 13th May - Network Meeting
Thursday 2nd July 
Turrsday 24th September - Network Meeting 
Monday 16th November

Potential topics include:

Inter-generational personal career theory
Career adaptability and practitioners
Career development work within organisations
Career coaching (outplacement)
International Perspectives

All events will be hosted at Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, Euston, London

Previous events
In recent months we have held Seminars & Network meetings on:
  • Career guidance and social justice: What does it look like in practice
  • The career professional pipeline
  • Returning to work
  • Occupational skills shortages and local labour markets
  • Career guidance with refugees: Practical lessons from research
  • A longitudinal study of young women's transitions in Tower Hamlets in an age of austerity
  • Impact of Brexit on careers
  • Career guidance and career decision making in Norwegian Schools
  • Can the 21st Century workplace be a sustainable and positive experience for all? How can we create ‘Good Work’?
  • Chaos, Madness and the Specials: taking one step beyond the Rat Race
  • What do we think practitioners need to know about career guidance needs of asylum seekers, refugees and migrant populations
  • Labour market inequality - implications for career development work
  • The Success Code: Self projection for the modest
  • Vocation, Calling or Career
  • The contribution of career events to career learning 
  • Appropriate attire for careers
  • Career education
  • Youth unemployment
  • The UK labour market
  • The Future Track project
  • Redesigning work-related learning
  • The National Careers Service and the market in career guidance
  • Professional development for careers advisers and careers coordinators;
  • Career-related learning pilots in Key Stage 2;
  • Foundation Degree Forward;
  • The UKCES work on ICT in career guidance

All sessions were led or facilitated by NICEC Fellows or other acknowledged experts in career guidance.

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