Insight into Publishing

The programme takes place over three afternoons, typically in Hilary term.

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At the end of the programme, you will have:

  • A commercial awareness and understanding of the various publishing roles and divisions
  • Experience of working in a group on a publishing problem
  • Pitched your findings to publishing professionals
  • The knowledge to craft a publishing CV
  • An insight into what publishing recruiters look for in candidates at the application stages, including interviews.

Applications are now closed. 


Places are limited. To apply you will need to write a brief description (max. 350 words) explaining how you’ve become interested in the publishing industry, give an overview of any relevant experience and skills you have already obtained, and our motivation for doing the programme.

Any current matriculated student (undergraduate or postgraduate) of Oxford University is welcome to apply. Your application will be reviewed by the Careers Service and if we have any questions about your application we’ll get in touch with you.

Insight into Publishing is designed as an intensive, comprehensive programme and you should make every effort to attend all three workshops in order to fully benefit from the programme. By starting the Insight into Publishing programme you are registering for the whole programme (you are expected to attend all 3 session). 

Who is eligible to apply?

Any current, matriculated University of Oxford student (undergraduate or postgraduate) may apply.

If you are a research staff member please contact us ask about availability.

How will applications be assessed?

Applications will be considered in the order in which they were received (i.e. first-come, first-served) on a rolling-basis until the closing date. We will review the statement included in your application form, so we encourage you to explain your reasons for wanting to participate in the programme, as well as any intentions you have for pursuing a career in publishing. We encourage you to apply even if you are unsure whether or not publishing is for you – the programme is a good place to find out more about it!

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If you cannot find the answer to your question, please get in touch on courses@careers.ox.ac.uk.

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