Publishing News | Postgraduate
The British Book Design and Production Awards took place on 26 November 2015 at a lavish new location – the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge in central London. The guest host for the evening was comedian, Mark Watson, one of the leading live performers in the UK, known for his appearances on Have I Got News for You and Mock the Week. Watson himself is no stranger to publishing written material, including a semi-autobiographical book and several novels.
As one of the most prestigious and popular literary events of the year, the British Book Design and Production Awards recognize the excellence of the British book design and production industry by celebrating the year’s best books. The awards are designed to represent everything that is best in British book design and are seen as the flagship event in the industry’s year. The event is supported by the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF), Oxford Brookes University, and the Publishers Association.
This piece on the talk given at Oxford Brookes on 6 October 2015 by James Daunt, the MD of Waterstones, is written by Andri Nel, a MA Digital Publishing student originally from South Africa. She loves blogging on her blog The Loud Library, has an extreme case of wanderlust and is passionate about cultivating a better reading culture for children through a venture called KliekClick.
'When we heard that James Daunt would be coming to speak to the department on Tuesday 6 October a wave of excitement swept through our MA Publishing class. We all knew that Daunt had been somewhat of a saving grace for Waterstones, but as many of us were international students, having the opportunity to hear from Daunt in person was even more of a treat. ...
The recently published (May 2015) university league table from the Guardian ranks Publishing at Oxford Brookes at number two out of 57 universities in the category Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations. This repeats the success from 2014, when Publishing was ranked at number two out of 58 universities in the same category.
The English and Science digital projects scooped the Pearson Education epublishing prizes this year. Students taking the epublishing module, an option of the MA publishing course, were fortunate to have Dr Liz Marchant, Head of Publishing - Science and ICT at Pearson Education, judge their work at the end of the semester.
Osprey Group and the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies are delighted to announce a new publishing scholarship for September 2012.
Osprey Group is offering a scholarship of £1,000 to a student taking an MA in Publishing at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies at Oxford Brookes University. It will be awarded to a candidate who has a particular interest in specialist niche or genre publishing. The student will also receive the guarantee of a work placement for a minimum of three weeks at the Osprey Group.
Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies at Oxford Brookes University, said: ‘We are delighted to announce this new scholarship from Osprey. The award will be of great benefit to a student, and they will be very pleased to have the opportunity to do a placement at such an exciting and innovative publisher.’
Rebecca Smart, CEO of Osprey Group, commented: ‘Over the years we have recruited many excellent people from Oxford Brookes, so we are very pleased to support a student there each year.’
Each year two students from the MA in Publishing programme have the opportunity to do internships at the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva. Two students, Jenny Peebles and Jorinde Singh, write about their experiences as interns over six months during 2011-12.
You can read about their experiences here:
Abigail Pukaniuk and Daniel Parker, the two recipients from Oxford Brookes in 2010 of bursaries from the Stationers’ Foundation, were made Freemen of the City livery company on Monday 24 October 2011. Abigail and Daniel have now graduated from the MA Publishing. At the same ceremony, the 2011 bursary recipients, including Emma Griffin from Oxford Brookes, were called forward by Nick Steidl, Chairman of the Foundation, to receive their certificates.
During 2009-2010 members of the SARU from Fine Art and Music have been collaborating with International Visiting Fellow Jos Zwaanenberg on the creation of a series of new works. Efthymios Chatzigiannis, Paul Dibley and Paul Whitty from Music visited STEIM in Amsterdam in June to work with Jos Zwaanenberg on a performance of their new works. STEIM is a centre for the research and development of instruments & tools for performers in the electronic performance arts. Early Career Fellow in Sonic Art Stephen Cornford has also created a new work for Jos which will form part of a CD release featuring all of the works... watch this space for more news!
Gwilym Scourfield, currently studying for an MA in Creative Writing, has won the short story prize at the 2010 Deddington Festival. He scooped the £100 cash prize with his story titled ‘Cuckoo’, which he wrote as a part of his postgraduate studies.
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Brookes' MA Creative Writing student Rachel Crowther's novel The Baby in the Phone Box has been shortlisted for Hookline's 2010 competition. The short list was based on book groups reading the first three chapters.These writers will now submit their complete works. These will be bound and distributed to book groups who will rate them on Writing style, character developments, plot and reader satisfaction.
You can read about the competition and how Rachel fares in the competition at http://roadtohookline.blogspot.com/.
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