The votes are in for this year’s Grads In Games Awards and our students and tutors are among those being recognised.
Grads in Games celebrate the people, studios and institutions that have made a real impact in improving the links between the games industry and education.
This year’s ‘Student Hero Award’ has gone to 3rd Year Games Art student, Ellouisa Wallace-O’Neill. Ellouisa (pictured below) is especially proud as, not only did Rockstar Games, developers of the Grand Theft Auto franchise, present her award to her, she’s also had her original artwork displayed on the wall in our digital media hub, Confetti HQ. We caught up with Ellouisa to celebrate her achievement, she said:
“Thank you to Grads In Games for hosting these awards, and Rockstar Games for sponsoring the award I received!
“Everyone involved in games and games education should absolutely check out some of the wonderful events Grads in Games host, from competitions like Search For a Star, to game jams and careers connector events, they are a positive force in the industry.
“I really hope students are inspired to go above and beyond, and put themselves out there, into the gaming world!”
Meanwhile, we are delighted to announce that our HE Games Art Lecturer in Sculpting and Modelling, Shiloh Ragins, has won the ‘Games Academic (HE) Award’. The Award was presented to Shiloh (pictured) by our friends at Sumo Digital, a video game developer famous for such titles as Sonic Team Racing, and the Forza Motorsport franchise.
“So proud of my tutor Shiloh for winning the Games Academic HE award, it has to be said that without him I wouldn’t have gained the knowledge and passion to be here in my 3rd year, and I definitely wouldn’t know about the future I now want to achieve with 3D in games!” – Ellouisa Wallace-O’Neill, BA (Hons) Games Art student, 3rd Year