ERIC Number: ED448394
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
New Skills for New Futures: Higher Education Guidance and Counselling Services in the UK.
Butcher, Val; Bell, Elsa; Hurst, Alan; Mortensen, Rose
This report presents an overview of current provisions for guidance and counseling services within higher education institutions in the United Kingdom. The report was prepared as part of the UK's contribution to a project on New Skills for Vocational Guidance in Higher Education in the European Union. It was written by counseling and guidance specialists in three areas within higher education: career services, counseling, and disability services. The aims of the project were to: (1) provide an overview of guidance and counseling services; (2) identify the extent to which training exists within the European Union to meet skills and changes for the future; and (3) explore the extent to which post-graduate education and experience might be available across Europe. Following a summary in Section 1, Section 2 outlines the structure of the UK's higher education system and the status of counseling and guidance services. Section 3 lists the occupational roles, number of people served, and the focus of the services described in Section 2. Section 4 analyzes the nature of training for each of the three main guidance counseling services. Conclusions in Section 5 indicate that guidance practices in higher education are extremely uneven across the UK. A great deal more work needs to be done to strengthen educational guidance and student learning support. (Contains 1 figure, 4 tables, and 32 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Careers Education and Counselling, Cambridge (England).; Careers Research and Advisory Centre, Cambridge (England).
Identifiers - Location: European Union; United Kingdom