Is ‘Industry’ a Dirty Word?

In the Arts, in academe, ‘industry’ is sometimes seen as a dirty word. Well the ‘industries’ that I engage with are various and represent a huge support to the research I do on Robert Burns. I work with the ‘creative industries’, where our events at the Centre for Robert Burns Studies often involve musical performances […]

An Overview of Writing and Publishing in the College of Arts

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Step Inside MS

By Gillian Shirreffs Writing can be a therapeutic process. In my editing and publishing project, part of my MLitt in Creative Writing, I chose to highlight the benefits of therapeutic writing alongside raising awareness of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Through social media, I put out a call for letters asking people to tell me about their […]

Scottish Government supports Knowledge Exchange

By Jennifer Hilder (PhD Intern) Whatever happens in the independence referendum next year, yesterday’s white paper published by the Scottish Government, Scotland’s Future, shows their commitment and pride in knowledge exchange activities. A whole section of the paper is devoted to ‘supporting Scotland’s universities’, which are praised as being ‘some of the world’s oldest and […]

Writers and Publishers: what a talented bunch!

  by Jennifer Hilder (PhD Intern) At Industry Day 2013, Dr Jeremy Smith from the School of Critical Studies hit the audience with some big numbers: Scottish writing and publishing produces 3,000 titles a year, pays royalties to 14,000 writers, and has a turnover of £342 million. As Jeremy went on to emphasise, the College […]