Lucy McClune, MLitt in Publishing Studies, 2010-11

December 12th, 2010 | Posted in Student Profiles | Comments Off on Lucy McClune, MLitt in Publishing Studies, 2010-11
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Stirling University has always provided a supportive and flexible learning environment. So after the completion of four years of English Studies at undergraduate level, there was no doubt that I wanted to continue my studies here.

I’m originally from Northern Ireland, making me one of the home students. However, Stirling’s Publishing Studies course is host to a multinational student body, and has provided an interesting environment in which to achieve insight into a spectrum of cultures – publishing and non-publishing related!

One of the other many things that has impressed me about the course was how quickly opportunities were made available for students to become involved with the publishing industry at a practical level – even before the beginning of the course we were forwarded internship details.

So far the MLitt in Publishing Studies has been fast-paced, challenging and engaging. After the first semester I have already an abundance of new skills – such as the ability to operate InDesign and Photoshop – along with a well of new publishing terminology at my disposal. I am looking forward to what next semester has to offer – especially the construction of our publishing projects.