Grattan Street Press shortlisted for higher education award
Grattan Street Press (GSP), the University of Melbourne’s teaching press, has been named a finalist in the Learning Experience category of the Australian Financial Review‘s (AFR) 2020 Higher Education Awards.
Established in late 2016, the not-for-profit publisher is an initiative of the University of Melbourne’s Publishing and Communications postgraduate program and is staffed by students, ‘who receive hands-on experience of every aspect of the publishing process’. GSP publishes contemporary literature and trade nonfiction, and out-of-print works it deems culturally valuable.
The AFR Higher Education Awards recognise the contributions tertiary institutions have made to the Australian community over the year. Shortlisted alongside the teaching press in the Learning Experience category are the Australian National University’s Master of Applied Cybernetics, La Trobe University’s FARLabs and the University of Wollongong’s LTC—Preparing to Teach Online program.
GSP publisher and coordinator Sybil Nolan said, ‘The Learning Experience award is for “strategies or initiatives that have delivered real and significant improvements to the learning experience and educational outcomes of both domestic and international students”, so the Publishing and Communications program is thrilled that Grattan Street Press has been chosen as a finalist in this category.
‘We’ve worked really hard to make learning book publishing as akin to the industry experience as possible, so that students are very well prepared to work in the industry when they graduate.’
The winners will be announced at a gala dinner in Sydney on 18 November. For more information about the awards, click here.