Feedback - 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.

The research has included the following varied projects:

  • researching potential new (to us) electronic or e-learning customers to license business data; web research followed up by phone contact; fixing up & attending with me a meeting with one promising lead;
  • iterary journals currently self-published by single-author societies that might be publishable/pitched for;
  • web and bookshop research on the visibility and brand recognition of
  • VisitBritain's (print) accommodation guides;
  • potential publishers of audio books not already available as e-books, and potential e-customers for them.

As you'll see these were not simple projects, and required analytical skills, initiative, and commercial sense. The results were well presented, promptly delivered, and of immediate practical benefit to our agency and consultancy business.

If I could have another student for work experience I'd certainly do so next year, but the work wouldn't suit students without those qualities. You'll have to ask the student what they got out of it, but I think Attwooll Associates offer experience in certain fairly 'cutting-edge' electronic markets, an insight into how consultancy and rights operations work, and good networking opportunities.'

Posted on 14 Jun 2006 around 10am

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