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Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Happy Birthday CCPD!

Last week we celebrated the 10th anniversary of CCPD with tea, strawberries and cream.  In August 2000 the College of Guidance Studies (COGS) merged with Canterbury Christ Church University and moved from its premises in Swanley to the Salomons Centre.  COGS had offered qualifications in career guidance since their inception, so people gathered together to celebrate the continuation of the work begun there and the further development of this work in CCPD.

The VC gave a fitting speech, remembering the successful merger and thanking those who made it possible; in particular highlighting the work of Chris Bounds, who we were all pleased to see following his retirement, and Andrew Edwards who led CCPD during its first five years.  Professor Jenny Bimrose from the Institute of Employment Research at the University of Warwick then gave an excellent presentation on her work on three different research projects and afterwards there was time to mingle and catch up with some old friends.

At the event the VC also announced that from September Hazel’s title will be Reader in Career Guidance and Counselling in recognition of her work at CCPD, nationally and internationally. Well done Hazel!

Barbara Bassot

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