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University of Gloucestershire nominated for industry award

The shortlist has been revealed for this year's prestigious TIGA awards, with the University of Gloucestershire announced as a shortlist entry in the 'Best Educational Institution' category.

It follows the announcement in September that the Computer Games Programming and Computer Games Design courses at the university will receive TIGA accreditation, in recognition of the courses achievements and reputation.

TIGA is one of Europe's largest network of independent games developers and publishers and recognised as one of the industry's most prestigious events. Now in their ninth year, the awards attract hundreds of entries from across the world.

This nomination comes as figures show the University of Gloucestershire offers students looking for a future career in the games industry an ideal springboard.

The university said that around 85 per cent of graduates from the BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming and the BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design were employed six months after leaving university.

It added that significant numbers of graduates from both the Computer Games Design and Computer Games Programming courses gain employment in the games industry. A high level of graduates use their game technology skills in future employment.

The winners of this year's TIGA Awards will be announced in a special virtual ceremony last this year.

Jamie Stewart, Academic course leader in Games Programming, said: "Congratulations to our staff, students and industry partners for being shortlisted for TIGA's award for Best Educational Institution. This is testimony to the quality of Gaming degrees at the University.

"Colleagues have been working hard, in collaboration with the gaming industry, to deliver a learning experience that best prepares our students for a graduate job. Their remarkable student-focused approach is being noticed. We are delighted with this recognition."

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