Our Alumni

The MA course at Anglia Ruskin is proud to have a 100% success rate in employment within six months of graduation, and the vast majority work in the book-trade and content industries. Our alumni have found work with a number of publishers across a range of job roles.

Here you can read about how some of them are getting on as they enter the publishing industry, as well as read a testimonial or two! Our alumni are still eagerly engaged with the course, often coming back to lecture and they also often contribute to Blurbify.

A Life in a Day: The Producer’s Tale

Will Skinner, former ARU MA Publishing student and now Producer at Penguin Books, gives Blurbify an insight into a typical day at work. Up from the catacombs I rise, out from Temple station, along Victoria Embankment. Sun surrounds me. Waterloo Bridge forms a perfect concave frame of The London Eye and Big Ben. The portland




ARU MA Publishing cleans up at the International Excellence Awards

Anglia Ruskin University is proud to announce that MA Publishing course swept the board, winning both of the Association for Publishing Education’s postgraduate awards during the 2015 London Book Fair International Excellence Awards Ceremony. Course Leader, Dr Leah Tether tells us more. Following the success of Gladys Famoriyo in winning 2014’s Association for Publishing Education




Life After Graduation: Esme Chapman

In the latest in the ‘Life After Graduation’ series, MA Publishing alumna, Esme Chapman, brings Blurbify up-to-date on her journey since completing the course and graduating in the ‘Class of 2012/13′. It has, in some ways, been a pretty scary two years since I finished the MA Publishing course at Anglia Ruskin, and I can




From Internship to Full-Time Employment at Cambridge University Press

Mary Bongiovi graduated from Anglia Ruskin in 2013 and has since found a full-time job with Cambridge University Press; all thanks to her time there as an intern. My journey to getting a job at Cambridge University Press (CUP) was one part about making informed choices and the other part about pure luck. I did




Life After Graduation: Laurida

As part of our ongoing ‘Life After Graduation’ series; Laurida recounts her time as a MA Publishing student and the changes that have happened since graduation. Hello! My name is Laurida Harrington-Poireau (pronounced ‘Loreeda Harrington-Pwarow’ if there’s an inkling of uncertainty…). I was a full-time postgrad. student on Anglia Ruskin’s MA Publishing course until September