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Sarah Barrell

Award nominated journalist and travel writer.

As a journalist I often work closely with the publishing world. My time studying publishing at Brookes prepared me well for the business realities of both the press and publishing industries.

I found the broad editorial lessons learnt in my publishing modules were particularly useful when applied to my former position as Deputy Editor and subsequently Acting Editor of the Independent on Sunday's Travel section.
 

Posted on 08 Dec 2006 around 3pm

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Alejandra Obregon

The publishing course at Brookes gave me a thorough understanding of all the different components of the publishing process and the industry as a whole. It also enabled me to get a job as a Multimedia Editor straight out of university. What I learned during the course was enormously helpful, especially due to the breath of topics covered and the mixture of academic and practical modules.

Posted on 08 Dec 2006 around 3pm

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Kate Forde

I very much enjoyed my time at Brookes (English Literature & Publishing BA, 1995). The flexibility of the modular course allowed me access to many areas of study which complemented my main degree courses (in my first year I took Law as well) and allowed me to broaden my horizons.  I felt also that being able to choose your own modules encourages 'ownership' of the course, leading to a more focused approach to study.  Whilst English Lit. was my passion when I arrived, I felt that the Publishing course offered far more in the way of practical, vocational guidance, and invaluable tutelage from seasoned industry professionals, which was a real bonus. Another advantage of this course is that many of the people I met on my course have since become useful business contacts!

Posted on 08 Dec 2006 around 3pm

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Nick Hunter

I found my time at Oxford Brookes both enjoyable and a great help in starting my career in publishing. As well as giving me the skills I needed when I entered publishing, the course also gave me a valuable context for those skills, with study of different disciplines such as production or marketing and areas of publishing such as trade, academic and educational.
This context has been extremely useful and something that many graduates miss out on when they start their career in a particular company or market sector.

Posted on 08 Dec 2006 around 3pm

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Rachel Craven

I found my time on the Oxford Brookes publishing Masters really valuable in two key ways. On a theoretical level, I was able to walk into my first job understanding what was happening in each division of the company and how they all contributed to the publishing process, and on a practical level, I had all the relevant skills in place to do my job and lots of great ideas for developing my role and function besides.

I was given great advice by the lecturers regarding choosing a dissertation topic. It was suggested that I choose a topic that would provide me with a learning platform for the skills needed for the job I wanted to do after the course (in my case, e-marketing).

We were really encouraged and supported in finding work experience. I found this an essential part of the course: I got my first job with the company I had worked with as an intern, which enabled me to enter at Marketing Executive level rather than as a Marketing Assistant.

Posted on 08 Dec 2006 around 3pm

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A Local Publishing Company

Incredibly punctual (always early and always left late), conscientious and helpful, with a real gift for writing. Of great use and I would recommend having a placement student to others in the future.

Posted on 14 Jun 2006 around 1pm

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An Oxford Publishing Company

Hard working, quick to learn and easy-going. A very positive attitutde to the placement and didn’t complain about the more tedious or less glamourous elements of it. They worked hard and we’d have them back.

Posted on 14 Jun 2006 around 1pm

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HarperCollins

Helpful & eager to do anything, very accurate editorial skills, doesn’t mind mucking in when neccessary, very friendly, punctual, communicative etc. So we’ve been very pleased. And yes, I think it’s a good scheme that should continue in the future.

Posted on 14 Jun 2006 around 1pm

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Oxford University Press

2 work experience students now employed! - It is great to have them both on board, keen, well-informed and bright. You obviously train ‘em well on the MA. We look forward to the next set of work experience students :-)

Posted on 14 Jun 2006 around 1pm

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Attwooll Associates

Our Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies student has been really great. Most of the work has been web-based research done in their own time and space, and so the success of the work experience is down to their character: hard-working, conscientious, bright, and self-starting.

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Posted on 14 Jun 2006 around 10am

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