Postgraduate Publishing studies at Edinburgh Napier University. INDUSTRY APPROVED Publishing degrees (accredited by the Professional Publishers Association and Creative Skillset). MSc Publishing was the first Publishing programme in the UK to be accredited by the Professional Publishers Association (PPA). It is now accredited by Creative Skillset (only one of two courses to hold this award). MSc Magazine Publishing is the only course of its kind in Scotland and is the only publishing course in the UK to be accredited by the PPA. The PPA is the lead body for best practice in training, development and people management for the magazine and business media industry.
Nielsen Book is hosting a Publishing Seminar in Edinburgh at Edinburgh Napier’s Craiglockhart Campus.
Working with Publishing Scotland, MSc Publishing is delighted to host this event and to support our students and publishers by sponsoring free places.
Nielsen is a leading global information & measurement company, providing market research, insights and data about what people watch, listen to & buy. They are an essential part of the publishing industry. www.nielsenbook.co.uk (@nielsenbook)
This is a must attend event for any publisher who wants to learn more about Nielsen’s services and how they can help ensure your books are widely available and easy to discover!
To celebrate Academic Book Week 2017, we have partnered with Blackwell’s Bookshop to blog, tweet and generally make a noise about academic publishing from Edinburgh, Scotland!
Blackwell’s Bookshop on South Bridge is the oldest bookshop in Edinburgh and currently has over 250,000 titles in stock ranging from Scottish Fiction to Medical.
Blackwell’s is already an ally of ours. Jaki (Academic Manager) and Ann (Events & Connect Manager) are frequently on campus, not just selling course books, but actively working with the MSc Publishing programme team to enhance the skills of our Publishing postgrads, and show them what it really means to Publish. A. Book. That. Will. Sell!
So, all this week we will be shouting about the great academic books published and sold here in Scotland including, of course, our own recent publication: Innovations in Learning and Teaching, edited by Christine Penman and Dr Monika Foster, and now on sale in – you guessed it – Blackwell’s, Edinburgh!
Innovations in Learning and Teaching
Edited by Christine Penman and Dr Monika Foster
A pedagogic research publication showing new teaching approaches in higher education. This collection of chapters gives voice to academics from different disciplines across Edinburgh Napier University who have all embarked on a quest to question, challenge, and rethink existing practices. With a focus on student experience, this book tests alternative methods, the recombination of parameters, and the re-organisation of learning environments and curriculum design.
Now available from Blackwell’s Bookshop, Edinburgh, or via our online shop
We’d like to introduce you to our senior editors: Christine Penman and Monika Foster.
Christine Penman: Senior Lecturer, Languages Subject Group Leader.
To learn more about Christine Penman, see her staff profile at Edinburgh Napier University’s webpage.
Dr Monika Foster: Associate Professor and Principal Fellow of Higher Education Academy. To learn more about Dr Monika Foster, see her staff profile at Edinburgh Napier University’s webpage.
Monika Foster, Julia Fotheringham, Avril Gray, Kathryn James, Isla Kapasi, Iain Macdonald, Kirsten MacLeod, Myrna MacLeod, Jennifer Murray, Laurence Patterson, Christine Penman, Stephen Robertson, Sarah Sholl, Mabel Victoria, Keith Walker, Brian Webster-Henderson, Richard Whitecross, Rachel Younger
Arusa Qureshi has won Postgraduate Publisher of the Year at the recent Scottish Magazine Awards.
Run by the Professional Publishers Association (PPA), the Scottish Magazine Awards is the premier celebration of the talent within Scotland’s vibrant magazine media sector.
PPA Scotland Business Manager, Nikki Simpson, said: “This Award recognises the close ties developed with Edinburgh Napier University, the first UK university to achieve PPA accreditation for a Publishing course.”
The judges said they “expect great things from Arusa and can’t wait to see where the magazine world leads her – and where she leads it!”
Arusa received a Carnegie Cameron Bursary in 2015–16 to complete our MSc Magazine Publishing at Edinburgh Napier University.
Arusa graduated in October 2016 and is already working at The List magazine in Edinburgh.
We are also proud of the other three 2016 Publishing graduates who were shortlisted for the Award: Scott Park (working at Shout Magazine, DC Thomson), Fiona Goodbody (working at Sustrans) and Caoilfhionn Maguire (now working at House of Coco Magazine, and freelance travel writer).
On winning the award Arusa said: “I was thrilled and incredibly grateful to have won the Postgraduate of the Year Award. Being shortlisted alongside such talented people in the industry was a real honour and for that, I owe great thanks to PPA Scotland, the judges and my tutors. I hope that I’ll be able to contribute positively to the magazine publishing industry in the future.” – Arusa Qureshi, Postgraduate Publisher of the Year, 2016
Leah McDowell has won the Saltire Emerging Publisher of the Year Award!
The award is organised by the Saltire Society, which supports the arts and cultural heritage of Scotland. The Awards are heralded as Scotland’s foremost literary awards.
Leah is a graduate of MSc Publishing and joined Floris Books immediately after graduating, where she is now Design and Production Manager. Floris Books won the Saltire Publisher of the Year Award! http://www.florisbooks.co.uk/index.php