Life of a Publishing Student: Week 1

Life of a Publishing Student: Week 1

Last week I shared my first post reflecting on my first week as a publishing student. This week lectures began! Here’s how my second week went.

The Twelve Hour Days

Waking up at 6AM and not getting home till 6PM, it’s tiring! It’s taking me some time to get used to it but after a few weeks I think I will. Most of my lectures start at 9AM and run till 4 or 4:30PM. When I get home I usually use that time to do all the readings and other tasks we are given to do at home. As a lot of group work is involved on the course too. Much of my time is also spent organising meetings, and preparing for the group tasks we have been given.

Picking Modules and Thinking Ahead

This week we were told that the deadline for choosing semester two modules had changed and that we only had until Friday. This was a huge panic for not only the students but the staff also! They were all super supportive and came in to give us a talk about each of the modules they run so that we could make an informed decision by Friday. I took the night to think it over because I wanted to make sure I chose modules that reflected the area of publishing I’d most like to work in. In the end I chose: Children’s Publishing, Academic & Professional Publishing and The Craft of Storytelling. You can read more about what these are about, here.

Meeting my Academic Advisor

This week I met my academic advisor for the first time! I was really pleased with how it went. I got some valuable advice about obtaining some work experience in publishing. She also gave me some tips on the social aspect of the course too. I am probably struggling with that the most. It’s really nice to have someone to go to about any problems I might be having academically or socially.

Overall, I ended the week feeling super positive about my future in the publishing industry and I’m looking forward to seeing what next week holds.

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6 Comments

  1. 30th September 2019 / 9:00 PM

    It sounds like your adapting well. I wish we had a children’s publishing class when I went to school. And yay, for a good adviser meeting! They can be so important.

    • Dominique
      Author
      30th September 2019 / 9:14 PM

      I am so lucky to be in one of the best cities for publishing! and yes! I’m so glad it went well, it was something I didn’t do during my first degree and I really should have!

  2. 1st October 2019 / 8:21 AM

    Oh well hello there ! I’m also studying publishing, but in France, and OMG you have so many more classes than I do haha. I have like 2h of class a day… Sure I have some group projects etc.. to work on too, but wow ! Where are you studying ? Good luck with all the work 🙂

    • Dominique
      Author
      1st October 2019 / 7:30 PM

      oh wow that’s so cool! I wish my days were that short ahah! I am currently studying Marketing, Editorial, Design & Production and Dissertation modules for this semester! Thank you! 😀

      • 1st October 2019 / 8:12 PM

        Oh yeah it works by modules where you are ! In France it’s just every aspect of publishing in 2 years, you don’t choose haha

        • Dominique
          Author
          1st October 2019 / 8:17 PM

          I kinda wish it was like that here, we only got to choose 3 and there were some I would have really liked to have taken!

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