We were very pleased to welcome our new Postgraduate Publishing students last week! Many exciting Induction Week events took place to introduce them to Edinburgh Napier University, the programme and the staff – including a session in the pub!

At Thursday’s ‘Welcome to the Industry’ event we were privileged to hear from Marion Sinclair, CE of Publishing Scotland and Kathy Crawford, Business Manager of PPA Scotland.

We were also delighted to have Dayspring MacLeod and Leila Cruickshank from the SYP (Society of Young Publishers, Scotland branch) come and speak. After the insights into the book and magazine publishing industry provided by Marion and Kathy, the SYP representatives inspired our postgrads with ways in which they could actually become involved in the publishing industry from week 1! Edinburgh is the centre of publishing in Scotland and, as it is also the first UNESCO City of Literature, there are lots of events and networking opportunities which are open to our Publishing students.

We wish them all the very best as they embark on this important stage of their publishing career!