2016 End of Year Student Achievement Round-up

As we near the end of the academic year and look towards the summer, we at Team UoG wanted to catch up on a few notable student and alumni achievements that we may have missed in the whirlwind of the teaching semester.  First up, 3rd year graduate and UoG Alumni Maz Cope has won the runner up prize for the Media Trust Breaking into News 2016 Programme.  There were thousands of applicants and in the end it was whittled down to 10 finalists, 1 winner, and 1 runner up.  An interview with our lecturer Martin Randall formed part of Maz’s entry – you can check out a picture of Maz with fellow finalists below (second from right).

Maz Breaking Into News

Current students have also been busy.  Graduating 3rd year Amy Ford has had a story accepted in The Ghastling – a super-cool genre mag that specializes in classic horror and suspense.  Amy’s classmate Heather Cripps has also placed a story, ‘A Little Less Full and a Little More Empty’, with The Forge literary magazine.  Appropriately enough, Heather developed the story on our module HM6101: The Writing Business & Getting Published.  Finally, fellow 3rd year Reece McCormack had a major success in becoming a finalist for Glimmer Train’s short story award for new writers.  His dissertation project, ‘Something With Miles on It’ was selected for the prestigious accolade: Glimmer Train is one of North America’s most highly regarded professional outlets for short fiction.

Hopefully, these student successes will inspire upcoming students to aim for the same – and we look forward to announcing more achievements and accolades next year!


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