From mid-October I will be studying MA Publishing at the University of the Arts, London.
I’ve been trying to get into the publishing industry since completing my undergraduate degree, and after two years this is the logical step to take. The UAL course is actually the only one I applied to, as I was really attracted to its focus on practical skills and actual bookmaking; I find publishing incredibly interesting but looking at the course content for other universities made me feel quite disdainful. But the one I’ve been accepted to seems genuinely engaging, and I intend to make as much use of the book-related facilities as possible while there.
Hopefully in the next year or so I’ll help boost the appalling 13 per cent figure for working-class people in the publishing industry.