Publishing Derby: Launch Event

With keynote speaker Stephen Page, Chief Executive of Faber & Faber

Event date: Thursday, 12 May 2016 at 12.00 PM


Thursday 12 May 2016


12pm - 2.45pm


OL2 Lecture Theatre, University of Derby, Kedleston Road, DE22 1GB

About the event:

The University of Derby is set to become the only university in the North to offer a comprehensive range of postgraduate and undergraduate courses in Publishing. Join us at our launch event as we set out the university’s vision to make Derby a vibrant centre of learning in this exciting new area.

Publishing sits at the epicentre of the UK’s creative industries, producing an astonishingly wide range of books, magazines and ebooks and is vital to the country’s economic future and well-being.

The academic courses being offered at Derby are comprehensive and well balanced, specifically designed to make sure graduates leave the institution with the knowledge, skills and intellectual abilities they will need to thrive and succeed in the industry.

The Dean of the College of Law, Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor Malcolm Todd, will open the event along with the University's Vice Chancellor, Professor Kathryn Mitchell and our keynote speaker, Stephen Page, Chief Executive of Faber & Faber. There will also be a Q&A session and panel discussion on Publishing Careers: ‘The benefits of a University education’.

About Stephen Page:

Stephen is an inspirational and visionary industry leader for our times and has, among other things, been at the forefront of campaigns that chime closely with the University’s own strategic goals, equality and diversity. These include:

  • The professionalisation of recruitment to the publishing industry
  • The importance of publishing education at university level in preparing highly skilled graduates to work in the industry
  • The promotion of the publishing industry in the North and Midlands

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To speak to someone about this launch event contact Alistair Hodge on 01332 593776 or email