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Publishing MA: What our students say

Student profiles

Don't just take our word for it - here's what some of our current and recent students say about what it's like to study at Kingston.

You can find out more about what our graduates have gone on to do and how studying at Kingston helped them kick-start their professional careers in After you graduate.

Name: Kjell Eldor
Course: Publishing MA
Employer: Manager, Blackwell's and 2013 Bookseller Rising Star

"I recommend the Kingston Publishing MA because it's the perfect publishing 'finishing school', giving you the skills you need before sending you off to your career."

 

Name: Alice Saggers
Course: Publishing MA
Employer: International editions assistant, Phaidon Press

"An MA gives you the opportunity to study something you love in glorious depth. It allows you time and resources to explore your particular interest, become involved in it and maybe even further its development in some way. It can help you to realise your true potential and push you to the very limits of ambition. The Kingston MA pushed me out of my comfort zone in the best possible way. I know that for me, it was absolutely the right thing to do."

 

Name: Lisa Vanterpool
Course: Publishing MA
Employer: Public Relations and Social Media Strategist, InkWell Management

"With specific tips, strategies and notes, feedback from tutors has been exceptional and timely, always playing a crucial role in the development of our critical thinking and assignments. Through masterclass sessions, industry conferences, networking opportunities and even field trips, our tutors provide a staggering amount of opportunities to engage and get involved with the publishing industry."

 

Name: Andrew Turner
Course: Publishing MA
Employer: Media Communication Executive, Quercus Publishing and 2012 Chair of the Society of Young Publishers

"Kingston's Publishing MA allowed me to turn my love of books into a career. By providing an understanding of the business behind the books – and introducing me to my current employer – Kingston gave me a great start in a fantastic industry."

 

Name: Amy Cartwright
Course: Publishing MA
Employer: Business Development Executive, Charity Retail Association

"The masterclasses are an excellent way to learn about different job roles in the publishing industry. The speakers work in all areas of publishing so it's very insightful to hear different perspectives on the business. It also gives you the opportunity to ask questions and get first-hand answers from professionals. It can be a great way to network too – I ended up securing a work placement at Weidenfeld & Nicolson by talking to publishing director, Alan Samson, before he gave a masterclass."

 

Name: Lisa Winn
Course: Publishing MA

"All the teachers on the course are very knowledgeable. They've worked in the industry themselves and so they know what they're talking about. I've also enjoyed the masterclasses – we've had a lot of outside professionals come in and teach us about their careers and how they got started in publishing and where publishing's going in the future."

 

Name: Frankie Jones
Course: Publishing MA
Employer: Editorial Assistant, City & Guilds Publishing

"I thoroughly enjoyed the entire process of creating Ripple. I learnt a lot as a budding publisher, I was able to put into practice lessons taught on the MA Publishing and we have a clean, crisp, exciting publication to show for it."

 

Name: Jennifer Glover
Course: Publishing MA

"In one module you're in the role of a commissioning editor. It's really nice having that practical aspect to your assignment, so it's not just reading papers and textbooks all the time, it's real life."

 

Name: Francesca Hopwood
Course: Publishing MA
Employer: Product Executive, Scholastic Clubs and Fairs

"Working on the practical production assignment made me see where my strengths lie and how they could be used within a real publishing project. It made me realise just how much I appreciate design, where the possibility that I might one day typeset and design some beautiful books seems more real than ever. Ripple is something that I can pick up and look at and say ‘I was part of that'. I cannot wait to do it again."

 

Name: Philippa Sitters
Course: Publishing MA
Employer: Film, TV & Stage Assistant, Sheil Land Associates

"I think it's quite unique for a university to be able to have a little compendium of its students' work in such a way that it's created by the students for the students – and anyone who has good taste! I just think it's a great thing to be a part of and I'm very happy to have had the opportunity."

 

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