Wednesday, 4 July 2012

SYP Mentoring: Scotland

The SYP in Scotland are currently gathering information on potential mentors. If you are based north of the border, and willing to spend some time mentoring new entrants to the industry, please complete their survey:

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Are publishers born or made? | Kingston University London

Kingston University will be hosting a one-day conference on 17 January 2012 addressing this question. The mentoring scheme often includes opportunities for students to undertake an internship, and the conference will discuss the nature of these placements and their value on cvs.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

8th Annual Coaching and Mentoring Research Conference, Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University are hosting a one-day coaching/mentoring conference on 19 January 2012. The keynote speaker will be David Clutterbuck, who has written a number of authoritative books on mentoring.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

The project | Publishing Scotland

Publishing Scotland have initiated a 6 month scheme that encourages a number of selected Scottish publishers to sharpen their market research and commissioning strategies. It is encouraging them to rethink their approach to research and the books market, and be increasingly specific in their methodologies. Frances Sessford, of Stirling University's Centre for Publishing Studies, provided an overview of the first meeting.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Matching underway

Many thanks to all of the mentoring applicants. I am currently working my way through each student application, and will be in contact with everyone shortly.

Friday, 15 July 2011

2011 Mentoring Scheme | Deadline extended

The application closing date has been extended until Monday 18 July.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

The 2011 SYP Mentoring Scheme

The 2011 SYP Mentoring Scheme is now open, and I encourage applications from members who have a specific career goal in mind which could be facilitated through 1 to 1 mentoring with an industry professional.

Please submit your application via the entry page -- -- with 100 words on what your goal is, and how a mentor could assist you. Please be as specific as possible in terms of the area your interest/goal lies within e.g. STM, trade, children's.