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Field trip to Amsterdam

Field trip to Amsterdam

Under the leadership of Leander Reeves and Jane Potter, undergraduates from Publishing visited fellow students at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences) in March. Highlights of the visit included joint project work and a visit to the Centraal Boekhuis, the distribution centre for books in the Netherlands.

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MA Editorial group presentations

MA Editorial group presentations

The students pictured here with their prizes are: Georgie Carter, Silvia Dell A'more, Lisa - Marie Kramer, Sadie Crofts, Andri Nel and Francesca Tondi.

The MA Editorial group presentations have taken place.

Students were asked to propose the commissioning of a new title for an existing publisher, and an entertaining and informative afternoon was had by all, with the standard of presentations high.

The winning group  proposed a new title for Bloomsbury Children's Publishers, entitled The Big Brains Club: Great Greek Philosophers and received book tokens from Palgrave Macmillan Publishers, who sponsored the prize.

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Another Successful Working in Publishing Day

Students Appointments with Publishers

Students Appointments with Publishers

Set: Working in Publishing 2016

Students meet Publishers

Students meet Publishers

Set: Working in Publishing 2016

Discussions Across The Table

Discussions Across The Table

Set: Working in Publishing 2016

Students on the MA programmes in Publishing Media and Digital Publishing and third year undergraduate students in Publishing participated in our annual all day event that helps them make direct, individual and personal links with people already working in the publishing industry.

This involves many companies visiting our campus to meet up with students in a 'speed dating' event which follows sessions on identifying your unique selling points, tailoring your cv to job specifications to hone your application -- all skills that are relevant to getting a job in publishing anywhere in the world.

Students make personal links with people in the visiting companies which include agents, designers, trade and academic publishers, journals publishers, and recruitment agencies.

The 2016 event took place in the 'Terrace' space at Oxford Brookes University and was well attended by over 50 companies. Please expore the photos from the event.

Towards the end of the day, the students heard an inspirational talk from Jamie Byng, MD of Canongate Books.

See this blog article by Samantha Jacquest, an MA Publishing student.

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Wiley Scholarship 2016

Wiley Scholarship 2016

We are delighted to announce a new scholarship for MA students studying publishing at Oxford Brookes University. Wiley is offering a fee-waiver bursary of £1,000 to a full-time or part-time student at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies on the MA in Publishing or MA in Digital Publishing. The student will also receive the guarantee of a work placement for a minimum of three weeks at Wiley in Oxford. The scholarship is for entry in September 2016.

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Oxfordshire Publishing Group Summer Conference

The online shop is now open to take bookings for the Summer Conference on 14th June at St Catherine's College Oxford.

Come and here out stunning line-up of keynote speakers: Gail Rebuck in conversation with Mariella Frostrup, Joanne Harris, Nigel Newton, and Richard Ovenden and take part in breakout sessions on an exciting range of topical subjects.

No matter what publishing company you are from, large or small, academic or trade, there is something for every publisher at this event.

Come and join us at see why Michael Bhaskar said 'The OPG Summer Conference is one of the best in the world'.

For more information and to book, go to the Conference web page

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Scholastic signs debut author Sue Wallman

Scholastic signs debut author Sue Wallman

Sue Wallman, a graduate of the BA in Publishing, has signed a two-book deal with Scholastic. As reported in The Bookseller:

'Scholastic UK has signed a two-book deal with journalist and debut author Sue Wallman. The first title, a YA thriller called Lying About Last Summer, will be published in May 2016.

The story centres around a girl called Skye, who is sent to a camp for troubled teenagers after her sister dies in an accident. However, once she is at the camp she starts receiving text messages from someone pretending to be her dead sister.

Wallman is currently writer-in-residence at Kingston University and won the 2013 First Chapter Competition, part of the prestigious Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.

She said: “The idea for Lying About Last Summer started with a swimming pool, but you’ll have to read the book to find out why! I've spent a lot of time in pools, daydreaming about being published as I plough up and down, so it's unbelievably exciting to have a two-book deal with Scholastic.”'

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Publishing stand at Careersfest 2016 wins ‘Best Exhibit’ award!

Publishing stand at Careersfest 2016 wins ‘Best Exhibit’ award!

Careersfest 2016

On just our second attendance at the event, the 'Publishing' stand from the Oxfordshire Publishing Group at the 2016 Careersfest, held at the Mini Plant, Oxford on 19-20 January, won the 'Best Exhibit' award. 
 
The event provides careers information, advice and guidance for local school students, employers and training providers.
 

The key theme this year was ‘Opportunities to Inspire’, the idea being to inspire young people to see their potential and set ambitions for the world of work by connecting schools to the knowledge, expertise and the experience of volunteers from business.  Over 1,600 schoolchildren from 15 local schools attended the event.

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PA releases new market report on UK

PA releases new market report on UK

PA Market Report

Nine years since it published the last market report on the UK, the Publishers Association has released a new full market report on the UK.

Written by Paul Richardson and Graham Taylor, authors of the ever popular PA Guide to the UK Publishing Industry, this 174-page report is a unique analysis of the UK publishing market. It includes an article on Publishing Education by Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies.

For more information, please visit here

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Publishing programmes awarded Creative Skillset tick

Publishing programmes awarded Creative Skillset tick

We are delighted to announce that the Publishing UG and PG programmes at Oxford Brookes have been awarded the Creative Skillset Tick by experts working in the creative industries. The Creative Skillset Tick is an invaluable signpost for potential students and employers to indicate those programmes that provide the most up-to-date and relevant education. Creative Skillset is recognized in the Unistats Key Information Sets, which demonstrates the value of the accreditation to potential students comparing courses online. For employers, the Tick signposts them to graduates from creative courses that have proven links with industry and teach professional skills.

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London Book Fair Scholarship 2016

London Book Fair Scholarship 2016

We are delighted to announce a new scholarship for MA students studying publishing at Oxford Brookes University. The London Book Fair is offering a fee waiver bursary of £1,000 to a full-time or part-time student at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies on the MA in Publishing or MA in Digital Publishing. The student will also receive the guarantee of a work placement for a minimum of three weeks at the London Book Fair. The scholarship is for entry in September 2016.

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