Random House Bursary
The Random House Group and Oxford Brookes University are to launch a publishing scholarship aimed at individuals from groups under-represented within the publishing industry.
Starting in September 2011 Random House will be offering a £2,000 bursary to a full or part-time MA student of Publishing, International Publishing, Publishing and Language, or Digital Publishing at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies. The student will also receive a paid work placement for four weeks within The Random House Group.
The Random House Bursary, open to students from the UK and EU, will be awarded on the basis a proven interest in a UK-based career in book publishing and a written submission on what the MA will contribute to the student’s learning and career development. Priority will be given to individuals who are from a background that is underrepresented in the publishing industry or for whom accessing a career in the publishing industry is a challenge. Applications should be made by the middle of June and full details of how to apply will be posted on the Random House and Oxford Brookes websites.
Neil Morrison, HR Director for The Random House Group, said: ‘Random House is committed to improving diversity within the publishing industry and believes that this scholarship will provide much needed support for individuals who struggle to access a career in publishing. We are pleased to be working with the renowned Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies in this venture and look forward to meeting the successful student.’
Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, said: ‘We are delighted to be working with Random House to facilitate access to our MA programmes and a career in publishing. Random House is to be congratulated on what is a really worthwhile initiative. The funding on offer will make a real difference to a student.’
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