Wordsmith_HQ – Editing and Publishing (Enterprise)

Overview: This box focuses on tasks related to editing and publishing a biannual magazine and the roles and responsibilities of running a business. In the session, Dr Sophie-Louise Hyde, who started Wordsmith_HQ as a student, provides examples of both creative and practical decisions that have to be within her role as founder and Editor. This makes it ideal for introducing students to potential roles in both Editing and Publishing, but also for those who are already applying an entrepreneurial mindset to their studies. 

Curriculum links: GCSE English (Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling, Responding to a non-fiction text and Annotating texts), GCSE Art and Design (Graphic Communication - design for print), Personal and Career Development

Time required:
1 x 50 mins

Classroom requirements

Standard classroom space and equipment is required to accommodate your group. Depending on your delivery choice they may also benefit from access to computer software e.g. PowerPoint, but this is not a requirement.

Terms and conditions of borrowing a box

Terms and Conditions

This document sets out the terms and conditions for schools utilising Loughborough University’s HE Unboxed programme. The following terms and conditions apply to all of the boxes within the HE Unboxed programme.

Allocated time per box:

In order to ensure we can reach as many schools as possible, schools may have an HE Unboxed activity on their premises for a maximum of two weeks at a time. By agreeing to these terms and conditions, schools agree to adhere to these timescales.

Boxes should be returned by the date agreed with the WP team. Unless alternative collection arrangements are made, the boxes are to be returned using the labels provided at the cost of the booking school. If for some reason the labels are missing – the box should be posted to the following address:

School and College Liaison Team

Student Recruitment, Marketing and Admissions

Hazlerigg Building

Loughborough University



LE11 3TU

Damaged or missing items:

Each box includes an equipment list required to successfully run the activity, if the box is found to be missing equipment, or if any of the equipment is found to be damaged, the WP team reserves the right to ask schools to cover the cost of replacements. 

Please note, that Items marked with an asterisk (*) are classed as consumables and do not need to be replenished by schools. 

Use of items:

All equipment provided through HE Unboxed has passed Loughborough University’s required safety checks, and where required, safety equipment has been provided. Therefore, Loughborough University is not responsible for any injuries that may occur whilst using the equipment within HE Unboxed activity.

The resources and materials provided should not be reproduced or redistributed beyond your own school without the permission of Loughborough University.