CUSUis excited to announce that it is currently working with publisher St James’s House on a forthcoming publication titledInnovation 800in the ongoingCambridge Strategiesseries – a collaborative series started in 2007 that has to date raised almost £1m for the students’ union.
Inspired by the University of Cambridge as a centre of innovation for more than 800 years, the publication showcases innovative thinking at Cambridge and farther afield, and will be published ina digital format in June 2017 and a print format in October 2017.
Innovation 800covers subjects that range from the philosopher Erasmus to Monty Python, and looks into the University of Cambridge’s Education Under Supervision tutorial system that encourages students to think for themselves. It also looks at the rise of Silicon Fen which isCambridge’s equivalent to Silicon Valley.
Featuring contributions from industry pioneers and commentators, as well as informative features, engaging insights and expert advice for students and alumni,Innovation 800connects students, innovators, educators, recruiters and the wider world of business.
The publication ofInnovation 800marks the 10thanniversary of a highly successful partnership between CUSU and St James’s House, during which St James’s House has been CUSU’s official publisher and media partner. Previous titles in their co-developedCambridge Strategiesseries includeStrategies for Career Success: Essential Tips for Securing WorkandThe Guide to Excellence: Global Education and Opportunities.
“As a showcase for innovation across a variety of industries and career paths, we’re thrilled to be publishing a new, and valuable, resource for our students.The publishing expertise of St James’s House has played a key role in helping us support students in shaping the next chapters of their lives, whilst also supplying needed funds for our charitable work and adding value to their student experience,” saidCUSU President, Amatey Doku. “St James’s House has continually helped us identify and develop publishing opportunities and, without their support, it is unlikely that theCambridge Strategiesseries would exist today, which includes books on the history of our Union and career opportunities for graduates and alumni.”
Thanks to project sponsors coordinated by St James’s House,Innovation 800will be distributed on a complimentary, controlled-circulation basis to Cambridge students and a wider network of alumni, business people and educators.