Working with students

Image depicting the front cover of the Real Jobs pack

In addition to providing in-house design and print services to campus, DPS plays a crucial role for one of the University's top-rated courses.

DPS shares a building with Typography, and grew out of the Department. We help to provide a unique learning environment for Typography students, allowing them to engage with professional design and print staff and equipment. Typography students gain valuable insights into the industry that many will be entering after graduation.

DPS staff support hands-on practice through the 'Real Jobs' scheme, arrange industry visits to commercial printers, and give lectures and seminars - sharing our knowledge of printing methods and our design expertise.

We value this close link with students. Though it makes us feel older every time a new intake arrives, it reminds DPS staff of our motivation for working at Reading - to be part of a world-class university.

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