University publications

University publications

We’ve project managed lots of university publications over the last eight years, including this one for The University of Manchester.

It’s called EPS News and is a 40-page publication designed to showcase the research and activity undertaken across the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

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Brief

The brief for this university publication was to produce a magazine that showcased the considerable strengths of The University of Manchester’s Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences across a vast number of disciplines.

The publication was to appeal to a broad audience, consisting of research and funding bodies, regional, national and international scientific business communities, researchers and academics, alumni and students.

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Process

Content

Working with the academics and researchers, we wrote all content and sent it off for approval – freeing the University marketing staff from any management of the publication.

Graphic design

As well as contributing to the overall look of the publication at the concept stage, we designed and managed the layout of all content, taking guidance and direction from our meetings with University staff.

Printing and delivery

We managed the printing, using University approved suppliers, as well as fulfilment.

We began working with the University on EPS News in 2010, and we were tasked with taking ownership of the entire process.

From inclusion during initial editorial meetings to discuss the look and feel, tone of voice and, for each separate issue, the academics to be interviewed, we supported the Faculty’s marketing staff in identifying newsworthy stories and features as well as coming up with design concepts for the magazine.

Interviews

We arranged all interviews and met with researchers, academics, graduates and students to interview them about their area of expertise.

Photography

We worked with a photographer to produce key shots for the publications, as well as liaising with relevant University staff to utilise its bank of images.

Result

``I would like to pass on my thanks for creating a great alumni magazine. We've had brilliant feedback on it, both internally and externally, and from alumni who said it was the best publication they've ever received from the University.``

Zabina Kosar-Ahmed External Communications Manager, The University of Manchester

The publications are sent to more than 80,000 readers, and the feedback as been very positive.

As well as managing EPS News, we’ve project managed the publication of another of the University’s magazines – Your Manchester. We’ve also worked with Manchester Metropolitan University to project manage the content for its Research Matters publication.

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