Success for publishing students at the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards

Thursday, 06 April 2017

Students at London Book Fair

Students from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies scored a stunning success in the awards presented at the London Book Fair last month.

The Oxford Brookes University students won three of the four prizes on offer for student work.

Maria Magdalena Hock, who studies MA Digital Publishing won the major project prize, while Kirsten Cozens, who studied BA Publishing Media won the award for the best undergraduate dissertation as well as the overall prize for the best work.

I’m so proud to have won this award, which I wouldn’t have been able to do without the support of my fantastic lecturers and the education that I received at Brookes.

Kirsten Cozens, BA Publishing Media graduate

Kirsten, who graduated last year, said: “I’m so proud to have won this award, which I wouldn’t have been able to do without the support of my fantastic lecturers and the education that I received at Brookes.”

Maria’s project was titled The Magic Flute – Brining an Opera to Life on Screen: How Children can Engage with Classical Music in a Digital Picturebook; and Kirsten’s dissertation was What are the Implications of Cross-Platform Engagement and Expectation within Young Adult Literature?

Also shortlisted and ‘Highly Commended’ for her master’s dissertation Publishing in India: The Past, The Present and some Emerging Trends was Daya Subramanian.

Oxford Brookes has a stand at the London Book Fair (LBF) every year providing students with the opportunity to meet and network with a number of prestigious publishers.

The LBF International Excellence Awards are a celebration of publishing and related activities outside the UK.

More information about studying publishing at Oxford Brookes University can be found on the School of Arts webpages.