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  Staffs Uni Computer Games graduates most employable
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Computer Games graduates from Staffordshire University are the most employable in the country, a new industry report has revealed.

TIGA, the trade association representing the UK video games industry, has published a report about its accreditation programme which launched in 2015 to ensure universities and colleges produce graduates with industry relevant skills.

Staffordshire University delivers 7 out of the 17 courses which have achieved accreditation since the initiative began. These include:

·         BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design

·         BEng (Hons) Computer Games Design

·         MEng Computer Games Design

·         BSc (Hons) Computer Gameplay Design and Production

·         BEng (Hons) Computer Gameplay Design and Production

·         MEng Computer Gameplay Design and Production

·         BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design and Programming

TIGA also revealed that Staffordshire University has the highest employment rate of all the accredited programmes with 67% of 2014/15 graduates from the BEng (Hons) Computer Gameplay Design and Production degree securing jobs in the video games industry.

Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO, said: “The UK needs its studios to be backed by quality graduates from universities that know the current needs of the games industry. To make that happen, collaboration between industry and educators is essential.”

Dr Bobbie Fletcher, Head of the Department of Games and Visual Effects, added: “Employability is central to our vision and being recognised by TIGA demonstrates this. It is so important to have strong links with industry to equip graduates with the relevant skills.”

“We are delighted at the successes of our graduates. At Staffordshire University we pride ourselves in saying, ‘we make people who make games’.”

 Anyone wanting to find out more about Computer Games courses at Staffordshire University can book on to an Open Day here.

Staffordshire University is backing Stoke-on-Trent's bid to become UK City of Culture 2021. Find out more information at: www.sot2021.com  or follow @sot2021 for all the latest news.

Maria Scrivens                                          Amy Platts

Media Relations Manager                        Multimedia Press Officer

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Staffordshire University is a connected university; connected to the need of students, academic partners, business and society. Our main City campus in Stoke-on-Trent features excellent learning and teaching facilities and good transport links. We have specialist Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education at Stafford and Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

We have been recognised with a 'silver' award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), confirmation that we regularly exceed national standards for learning and teaching. We are also recipients of a commendation from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) for our approach to engaging with industry and supporting regional development.

We aim to be a leading university for digital technologies building on our proud computing heritage and our strengths in computer games. We are connected globally and more than 20,000 people are studying Staffordshire University degrees overseas.