screenshot of some the attendees at the Bill Law celebration event

July 5th saw the announcement of the winner of the Bill Law Memorial Student Award for 2023.

After a welcome return to a NICEC event from Professor Hazel Reid who reflected on her journey through a career in careers, we were treated to the finalists three minute thesis summaries.

This years set of submissions were praised by the judges for their high standard and diversity of research topics. The bar was so high, in fact, that the judging panel unusually awarded three Highly Commended places as well as an Overall Winner. 

It was then the duty of NICEC Chair, Gill Frigerio to announce the winners!

Highly Commended awards were achieved by Angela Comer, Saira Iqbal and Fran Rimmer.

The Overall Winner was awarded to Helen Root from Birkbeck, University of London.

Julia Yates, Chair of the judging panel commented

Helen’s study “Words escape me: how women experiencing cognitive symptoms associated with menopause make sense of their experience in the workplace” was a superb piece of work.

The submission was original and contemporary – focusing on an understudied area that is not easy to talk about, and putting women whose voices are rarely heard in the spotlight. It was great to hear these women’s stories and Helen evidenced their sense of loss and fear poignantly.

The paper was well-written with a clear narrative, good recommendations for practice and a powerful ending and the judges were impressed with the way that Helen made the most of the tight word count.

The submission met the criteria of the award very well, offering something that was contemporary, original, situated clearly within the literature, with a strong set of practical recommendations. The judges enjoyed reading it very much and were delighted to be able to award such a worthy winner.

A heartfelt congratulations to all who were shortlisted for the Award this year and particularly well done to those Highly Commended and to Helen for winning. Keep an on the Autumn NICEC Journal to read Helen's submission in full.

National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NICEC) is registered in England and Wales under company number 06407049 at The Lodge, Willaston House, Cheerbrook Road, Willaston, Nantwich CW5 7EN
Log in | Powered by White Fuse