Party time to mark 10th anniversary of Masters course

Creative advertising exhibition stirs memories

Date posted

12 February 2016

16:25

The woman who launched Edinburgh Napier students into successful careers in advertising was guest of honour at a celebration to mark the 10th anniversary of our Masters course.

Susie Henry, the first woman to have her own successful London agency, led the creative direction and teaching as the university established the first Masters in Creative Advertising in Scotland in 2006.

The course, set up with the support of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, grew in stature as industry professionals like Brian Williams, Iain Macdonald, Jim Fraser, Gillian Govan, Chris Muir, Andy Archer and Bill Walsh joined the University’s teaching staff.

Students went on to win Roses Creativity Awards and D&AD Black and Yellow Pencil Awards.

Last night scores of invited guests descended on Whitespace in Edinburgh’s Kings Stable Road to celebrate the achievements of students who have benefited from the course and gone on to make their mark in the industry.

Programme leader Dr Iain Macdonald and University Chancellor Dr David Eustace addressed the audience, who were also able to enjoy an exhibition of some of the impressive work which has been produced.