The academic year has gone by in the blink of an eye – it’s already time for the University of Stirling’s Publishing Showcase for the class of 2015. Each student, as part of the course, is tasked with creating their own product, print or digital, that they can take on in their portfolio, to understand the various elements of creation and marketing.
They range from cookbooks to fiction titles, children’s books to magazines. The range was vast and the quality high. Speeches included MRes student Miriam Owen showing part of her video Iceland Noir – a visual ethnography, Jennifer Hamrick discussing a year with the course and the future, and Sarah Webster discussing her children’s book project. Tutors also took their turn to talk, before everyone took the opportunity to view the current cohort’s work.
Claire Squires, Professor on the Stirling course, said: “Our end-of-year showcase is always a great celebration of how far students have come on the MLitt in Publishing Studies – knowledge acquired, skills developed, and readiness for the publishing workplace evident. They make some fabulous publishing projects to present – books, magazines, and digital publications. This year was no exception: in evidence were excellent design skills, market awareness, creativity and lots of hard work.
“It’s also a bit of a sad moment: everyone together as a class for the last time (apart from graduation!). But there’s a great network of Stirling publishing alumni out there that the class of 14/15 will soon be joining. Well done everybody.”
Here are some projects from the showcase:
A fun day and great opportunity to see the creativity and diversity of this year’s publishing students’ work.