Higher education graphic design services

HEIST Award-winning On Devo publication for Policy@Manchester

Higher education graphic design

Policy@Manchester is an initiative at The University of Manchester that supports knowledge transfer between researchers and those working on policy.

Our higher education graphic design services are informed by our experience within the sector. Our background working within higher education means that we can quickly get to grips with the complex organisational structures and protocols of colleges and universities, and can use that experience to deliver a seamless service.

On Devo

Policy@Manchester approached us to discuss a planned publication that would collect a series of academic essays on issues around devolution in the Greater Manchester region. The team was looking to produce a high-end, limited edition piece of print called On Devo, 101 copies of which would be personalised and sent to senior academics, politicians and policy makers.

What we did

We edited the essays, working with academics from an array of disciplines and ensuring they were happy with the final versions.

We designed and produced a statement publication, using quality paper stock, that had a real visual impact. 

We worked closely with the senior marketing manager at Policy@Manchester to make sure we were on brief at all times, on schedule and within the agreed budget.

The University received positive feedback about the publication and the electronic version was also downloaded more than 2,000 in the first 24 hours.

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HEIST Awards 2016.

The HEIST awards celebrate the best in higher education marketing.

We’re proud to say that On Devo won a coveted silver at the 2016 HEIST Awards.

The judges commented: “On Devo was an innovative campaign to promote research expertise by putting The University of Manchester’s academic thoughts right at the heart of the debate on devolution.”

Here’s Julian (2nd left) with Alex from Policy@Manchester (photo: HEIST)

Read about it on the University’s website.

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“On Devo was a design-driven, almost conceptual project; designed to showcase great thinking and analysis, in a way that really stood out from the crowd. From start to finish, copper media gave the publication the love, care and attention it craved, working against a very tight deadline to deliver a truly beautiful piece of print that has turned heads and generated debate.”

Alex Waddington Editorial and Engagement Manager, Policy@Manchester, The University of Manchester

On Health

After On Devo we were asked to produce a similar publication looking at the issue of health. 

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On Brexit

After On Health we were asked to produce a similar publication looking at the issues around  Brexit. 

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On Energy

This year we were asked to produce a similar publication on energy.

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``copper Media were excellent to work with on our publication 'On Energy', the digital and print copies look and feel great and Julian was very professional and helpful throughout the whole process. We've used Copper Media a few times now for different projects and will continue to use them in the future. Highly recommended!``

Jessica Lishak Policy@Manchester, The University of Manchester

Expert event speakers

We also edited and designed a directory of academic experts to send to thinktanks and others organisations that would be involved in Party Conference events in Manchester.

We researched relevant academics for inclusion from across the University, wrote and edited biographies for all, and designed a handy brochure to send out.

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