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A life in careers: Celebrating the work of Professor A.G. Watts

In October, NICEC is publishing a special issue of its journal to mark the work of Tony Watts on the eve of his retirement from the world of career education and counselling. The breadth and depth of Tony’s contribution is unmatched in the UK, Europe and internationally.

This issue is co-edited by Hazel Reid and Gideon Arulmani with specially-commissioned articles on:

  • The evolution of NICEC: A historical review – A. G. Watts
  • Rousseau’s chains: Striving for greater social justice through emancipatory career guidance – Ronald G. Sultana
  • Policy and practice in career guidance: The perspectives of Professor Tony Watts – Raimo Vuorinen and James P. Sampson Jr.
  • Careers education: Tony’s legacy – David Andrews
  • ‘We wanted to change that particular part of the world’: The role of academics in the career development field, learning from the career of Tony Watts – Tristram Hooley
  • Beyond DOTS: Theory and model development – Peter Plant
  • Career guidance for Vocational Education and Training (VET) – Helmut Zelloth
  • Reflections on a life in careers - ‘a kind of search’: A conversation with Tony Watts and Hazel Reid – edited by Gideon Arulmani

The Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling is published in partnership with the CDI and is distributed to members. The journal can also be purchased via an annual subscription (£30 UK, £35 Europe outside UK or £40 outside Europe, including postage). For information on journal subscription or membership, please contact Wendy Hirsh:


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  • Jacqui Phipps

    Hi Antony

    I heard Tony was giving a final talk in Derby?  Do you know anything about this?

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    • Anthony

      Hi Jacqui
      Tony is delivering his final lecture at the University of Derby on Thursday 6 November. It will be called ‘Career Development: Looking Back; Moving Forward’. The event is free but booking is essential. I’m hoping it will also be filmed for YouTube like last year’s lecture by Wendy Hirsh!
      To find out more, go to
      Best wishes

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