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  University of Hertfordshire wins esteemed video games industry award
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

The University of Hertfordshire has won ‘Best Educational Institution’ at the TIGA Games Industry Awards 2019, the UK’s most prestigious celebration of the video games industry.

 

Held at The Natural History Museum on 7 November, the University of Hertfordshire beat 10 other institutions competing in this category. The awards, organised by TIGA*, uniquely recognises excellence in games development, business and education and celebrates the achievements of both small and large games development studios.

 

Neil Gallagher, Senior Lecturer of 3D Animation Games Art at the University of Hertfordshire, said: “We are delighted to have won such a coveted award. It’s a fantastic achievement and an amazing experience for our students. To be handed this great accolade by Dr Richard Wilson OBE (who was recognised for services to the UK video game industry) is testament to the years of hard work building a course which has gained so much recognition.”

 

“Dr Wilson paid tribute to the importance of having solid grass roots institutions in the UK and commented that it was a privilege to have the best games course in the world with the University, given that we also won at The Rookies Awards this year. Coupled with the TIGA award, 2019 has been a phenomenal year for the University.”

 

Over the past few years, the University of Hertfordshire has been driving computer games graphics in new directions on the 3D Games Art & Design course, which has helped it to gain recognition from industry.

 

ENDS

 

For more information/images, or for interview requests, please contact the University of Hertfordshire Press Office.

Email: [email protected]

 

Notes to Editors

  • *TIGA is the network for games developers, digital publishers and the trade association representing the video games industry.

 

About the University of Hertfordshire:

The University of Hertfordshire is a vibrant, inclusive, campus-based institution with a vision to be internationally renowned as the UK's leading business-facing university. It is innovative and enterprising and challenges individuals and organisations to excel.  All courses are underpinned by industry insight and powerful research ensuring our student community of over 24,600 graduates are equipped with the skills and attributes for successful professional lives.  The University has excellent progression rates to employment – 96.5% of students are in employment or further study six months after graduating* - and its teaching expertise has recently been awarded the top gold ranking in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2018.  It is one of the top 150 universities in the world under 50 years old, according to the new Times Higher Education 150 under 50 rankings 2018.  For more information visit: www.herts.ac.uk