The University of Bolton’s MA Games Degree Show has successfully united its outgoing gaming students with local Bolton businesses to aid them in securing a job.

The event, held at the university’s new £13 million National Centre for Motorsport Engineering, now home to the School of Creative Technologies, showcased the work of the MA gaming students, providing them with an opportunity to present their skills and engage with potential future employers.

After being one of the country’s first universities to offer games as a subject for study, the University of Bolton remains at the forefront of undergraduate and postgraduate games courses in the UK. Delivering on its promise to focus on teaching quality, MA Games Development students learn from an array of gaming professionals including those who have previously worked with leading companies such as Sony and Double Six.

The hands-on course ensures students leave the one-year programme with several published games to their name as well as extensive experience of developing games both in teams and individually, giving graduates the greatest opportunity for employment.

Simon Wiggins (Head of School of Creative Technologies) commented: “The MA Games Degree Show was a great success and we are very proud of our graduates. The evening celebrates not only the work produced by our students, but also this exciting time for the department as we move to our new multi-million pound building.”

The evening further solidified the university’s commitment to both its students, their experiences and the local town. These commitments have been well-recognised over the last 12 months with recent accolades including the university achieving number one status for student satisfaction in Greater Manchester in the National Student Survey 2017, being ranked in the top 25% of higher education institutions for teaching quality in The Sunday Times and securing a spot in The Guardian’s top 40 for teaching quality.

Another of the university’s latest developments will further connect the institution with the Bolton community, as they open the doors to the new £6 million Institute of Management building in the heart of the town centre. This development not only provides top teaching facilities for business school students, but will also be used as a hub for local businesses to engage and connect, building a stronger Bolton community.

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