Alice Geary and Jenny Banks
SYP Oxford Speaker Event Coordinators
1- What does your role within the SYP Committee involve?
As speaker event coordinators, our role is to organise events throughout the year to talk about the latest trends, developments and debates in the publishing world, as well as to help students and young people progress in the industry. We host events with speakers from across all aspects of publishing for SYP members to learn more about the ever-changing publishing industry. Events are topical and increasingly pertinent, like Open Access and freelancing, but we also like to think outside the box and explore areas of publishing that receive less coverage, such as our event on comics and graphic novels. We also like to mix up the form our events take so all attendees can make the most of the evening, be it panel talk, networking, or debates. Our role involves booking venues, reaching out to industry experts, briefing speakers on how the event will run and writing copy for our marketing team.