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The Award is a legacy and tribute to the work of Dr Bill Law, Founding Fellow of NICEC, who died in April 2017.  His work was recognised internationally and was significant in its impact on the way that career development is conceptualised and practised. The Award celebrates emerging innovation within the career development, and importantly, the relationship between research, theory and practice.

During this event the winner of the 2023 Bill Law Award will be announced and celebrated. NICEC is passionate about supporting future career researchers and thought leaders in our field, so the entrants are recent students who have completed a programme of career related study which comprises a piece of evidence-based research. The Award seeks to strengthen the link between research and innovative practice.

Hazel Reid

We are delighted to welcome Hazel Reid to make a keynote address at the Bill Law Award evening this year.

A career/life story: It’s all about transition 

"This talk will focus on the people and opportunities that have enabled me to build a career/life story that has been varied, challenging at times, enjoyable  and purposeful. Now ‘fully’ retired from the profession, I will reflect on career and transition and the place of narrative in building a career. In other words, what Bill referred to as the ‘distinctive features of stories – people, places, talk, events and meanings’. "

Emeritus Professor Hazel Reid is a NICEC Emeritus Fellow and worked as the Head of Research in the Faculty of Education at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. She is the editor/author of a number of books and publications. Hazel is a Heritage Fellow of the UK Career Development Institute, and was awarded the Rodney Cox Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019. Hazel was a board member of NICE, the Network for Innovation in Career Guidance and Counselling in Europe. NICE awarded her the title of Honorary Founder in 2021 in recognition of lifetime contributions to academic training in career guidance and counselling in Europe. She also served on the board of the European Society for Vocational Designing and Career Counselling (ESVDC). In 2022 she was the recipient of the ESVDC Award for Distinguished Contributions to Vocational Designing and Career Counselling.  

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
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