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Bea Joubert

MLitt Publishing Studies

South Africa

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Bea's Story

The University of Stirling’s partnership with INTO – which works with institutions to support international students – paved the way for English literature graduate Bea Joubert to study a MLitt Publishing Studies.

“I have always nursed a healthy obsession with books and have wanted to get involved in the publishing industry since acquiring my undergraduate degree,” explained Bea.

“I desired a postgraduate degree but lacked an honours designation in my BA. Luckily, Stirling’s partnership with INTO allowed me to get the qualifications needed to pursue a Masters.”

Reflecting on her studies, the 26-year-old said: “At INTO, I received first-class instruction in research methods and I’m indebted to the staff there for their invaluable knowledge on postgraduate research and academic writing.

“I valued the scope of the Publishing Studies programme – from the publishing and design to the business side and social media. But, most of all, I value the friendships I made – many of the women I met are people I hope to have in my life for decades to come.”

During her course, Bea also had the opportunity to undertake an internship as part of an imprint launched this year by Stirling Teaching Fellow, Frances Sessford.

“I learned a great deal about business communication, conflict resolution, and developed key skills necessary for succeeding in a publishing house – such as typesetting, proofreading, and liaising with individuals and companies alike.”

Bea now plans to find a job in publishing.

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