Producers of student cat magazine 'feline good' after award success

Producers of student cat magazine 'feline good' after award success

A student publication celebrating all aspects of cats has received a prestigious award by the Student Publication Association.

Journal of Matters Relating to Felines, started by 4th Year Business Management student Maurice Alexander, received a ‘highly commended’ award in the Best Newcomer category.

The magazine’s editor is Cécile Fardoux, who is in the third year of an English Literature and Creative Writing degree.

The magazine receives contributions from students at Aberdeen and across the world from as far afield as West Virginia in the US. The magazine’s logo was designed by a contributing artist from Alberta, Canada.

Journal President, Maurice, said he was delighted that the publication has been recognised amongst the thousands across the UK and Ireland that applied.

Maurice said: ''It's incredibly satisfying to have our hard work recognised by such an prestigious authority. Not only has this award provided a great sense of personal achievement for everyone involved, it is also invaluable for our society during the next academic year in attracting new writers.

"We have now published a total of 4 issues, 2 last year (one per semester) and this academic year, despite all the covid difficulties, we are on track of achieving our goal of publishing two issues per semester.

"Our future plans are to continue working on our last remaining issue of the 2020-21 term, the Valentine's and Spring/Summer issues, and a possibility of working with the university's special collection team to produce an exhibition on cats in the Sir Duncan Rice library when restrictions are lifted.”

You can read Journal of Matters Relating to Felines here.