Arthur Parsons, Head of Design at TT games hosted a lecture at the University of Bolton on Monday 5 March to deliver an inspiring lecture for second-year Games students.

Creators of LEGO video games, TT Games provides interactive entertainment for gamers. The company have employed numerous University of Bolton Games graduates and has a close working relationship with the lecture staff.

Sharing real-life experiences, employability advice and tips on applying for a role at his company to second-year students, Arthur opened up about the industry and what to expect when applying for a role at TT games.

Arthur commented “The incredible new game development facilities at the University of Bolton combined with the hugely talented and experienced teaching staff really should make Bolton an essential choice for anyone aspiring to study videogame development”.

Students praised the lecture; Mark Murphy, Games Art student who was left feeling star struck said “Arthur Parsons was one of the first designers and industry personalities I learnt about whilst in school. Today truly was one of my favourite days of my education/life so far and I am so inspired right now”.

Tom Gerbicz, fellow Games Design student mentioned, “Arthur’s openness about all aspects of the industry really lifted the curtain on what to expect from our futures. That same openness gave us a reassuring insight into his personality and management style, and a standard to aim for in terms of professionalism. The human side of the hiring process was especially useful to hear, and for students who may not have experienced a full-on job interview that knowledge will prove invaluable”.

Arthur’s thought-provoking talk is one of many guest lectures at the University of Bolton, organised as part of an Employability module for all three undergraduate Games programmes. They are designed to equip students with relevant skills needed for industry related roles upon graduation.

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