Designer on iconic video games Broken Sword and Motorstorm, Nigel Kershaw enlightened students with his lecture on life in the industry as part of students’ Employability and Enterprise module.

Speaking to second year students studying BA games art, BSc games design and BSc games programming, Nigel charted his career from working on large AAA console projects with giant budgets to small developmental teams pitching to investors.

Nigel is one of several entrepreneurs or employer representatives who have been talking to students recently about the opportunities for graduates. Also visiting the University have been David Igoe from and Ben Ward from Supergonk, a games company.

The Students’ Union have shown their commitment to tackling hate crime by hosting a Hate Crime Awareness event. It was part of a Greater Manchester initiative to stamp out such incidents building on the region’s reputation for celebrating diversity.

A variety of stalls were set up, including those from the Samaritans, Self Help, the Law Commission and the National Centre for Domestic Violence. The Fire Service and the Greater Manchester Police were also at the event held annually.






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