The course is proud to announce news of our students and staff who have recently been sweeping up awards and accolades.
First up to the winners podium was Michael Kerin, who won £250 for his publishing idea in the 2015 Bright Ideas enterprise competition. Kingston University is renowned for producing more graduate start-up companies than any other higher education institution in the UK – and there has never been a better time for publishing start-ups. Michael won through to the final round from a record number of 478 applicants. Students had to polish their pitches before presenting their ideas to a panel of illustrious alumni. You can read more about Michael’s idea on this blog. Michael was also shortlisted for the annual Student Enterprise Champion Award.
Our next success story is Publishing and Creative Writing student Phillip Stamper-Halpin. Phillip was named as KU Talent’s Postgraduate Student of the Year. One of the successes which led to the award was his role as Project Editor of Ripple 2015 – the KU student anthology which will launch and be on sale in May.
To end this update of current winners we are congratulating Dr Alison Baverstock for being named KU Talent’s Staff Social Entrepreneur of the Year. Alison’s award was given for Reading Force – the charity she established and continues to develop. Reading Force uses books to bring Service children and families closer together through reading, talking, and scrapbooking. We look forward to posting more details about Reading Force and its journey.
We could not be more proud of our students and staff on the Publishing Masters!