Degree Show Madness!

Following all the madness of last week, posters have been printed, presentation slides have been created and converted for the show. However the biggest task in preparing for our degree show last week had to have been our initial set up of our room for the show. This involved a little volunteer work on Wednesday and some very fashionable choices…

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This lovely looking group was joined by a couple of stragglers who you can see throughout the slideshow. Following a later than average start, we had a day full of painting display boards – which turned out to be quite the challenge but fun because we were rewarded with Cake!

But today is finally the day where we will get to show everyone what we have achieved and the magnitude of the projects that we took on this year!

We really do hope that you can come along and visit sometime as the Degree Show is on until June, so loads of time. Our displays will be in The Glassroom in Edinburgh Napier’s Merchiston Campus, 10 Colinton Road near Morningside.

Take a little look at what we have on show, plus there will be some goodies available from both groups’ displays… not that we are trying to bribe you 😉

Best of luck to everyone today!!


100 Years of Scottish Magazine Publishing

100_years_magazinesMSc Publishing and MSc Magazine Publishing are proud to be hosting the “100 Years of Scottish Magazine Publishing” exhibition.

This unique exhibition, commissioned by PPA Scotland, shows how our nation’s publications have developed since the early 1900s – displaying a variety of covers alongside nostalgic, contextual descriptions of each period.

To inspire the next generation of magazine publishers, the exhibition will tour Scotland over the coming year, and Edinburgh Napier University is privileged to be its first stop!

The exhibition is curated by PPA Scotland aided by MSc Publishing student Emma Wilson. Programme Leader Avril Gray said, “Our Programme’s strong links with PPA Scotland and the magazine industry at large, highlighted by our accreditation, ensure that we have our finger on the pulse of magazine publishing. Emma did a fantastic job working with PPA Scotland and magazine publishers across the country to create this historic exhibition. We are very proud of her and are absolutely delighted to be the exhibition’s first host on its Scotland-wide tour.”

Nikki Simpson, Business Manager of PPA Scotland, said “This exhibition is a critical part of our centenary celebrations, and in light of the creative partnership with Edinburgh Napier University and its Publishing programmes, it was obvious that they should be the first host. To quote our Chairman, Alan Ramsay of Connect Communications, ‘This historic year allows us to celebrate our industry’s past and also to look ahead to the future, when we can make magazines greater than ever before.’ We look forward to working ever more closely with the University and the Publishing students who will help drive this forward.”

The exhibition will be in the Glassroom at Merchiston Campus from 24 June until 19 July, followed by the Mitchell Library until the end of August, then moving to various locations around the country.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9 to 5.
Admission free.