Professional Placements

All students undertake an extended work placement in the publishing industry. This gives you the chance to see at first hand how the industry operates and to apply knowledge gained from the preceeding terms. Placements are organised across the publishing industry and include literary scouts and agents, trade and mass market publishers and more specialist academic and reference publishers. Students are expected to produce a report at the end of the placement.

Placements traditionally run during April/May to coincide with the London Book Fair (8-10 April 2014).

Placement hosts have recently (2012-13) included:

  • Lutyens & Rubinstein
  • Phaidon
  • Sage Publishing
  • Hodder Education
  • Icon Books
  • Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Laura Susijn Agency
  • ICE Publishing
  • John Murray
  • Two Roads
  • Octopus Publishing
  • AM Heath
  • Faber and Faber
  • Quadrille
  • Pearson Education
  • Harper Collins Group
  • Oxford University Press
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Jessica Kingsley Publishing
  • Macmillan Journals
  • Macmillan Children's
  • EasyPress Technologies
  • Quercus
  • Penguin Group
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Simon & Schuster
  • BMJ Publishing
  • Blake Friedmann Agency
  • Vallentine Mitchell
  • Orion Publishing Group
  • Rogers, Coleridge & Wright
  • Wiley Blackwell
  • IB Tauris