13 July 2017

Abertay wins major honour at prestigious awards

Abertay wins major honour at prestigious awards

Abertay University has scooped a major honour at a prestigious game development industry awards ceremony.

The University won the Outstanding Contribution to Education award at last night’s glittering event in Brighton.

The award was given in recognition of the 20th anniversary since Abertay became the first to offer computer games degrees in 1997.

The Develop Awards are held to reward and recognise the achievements of game developers, focusing purely on creativity, teamwork and inspiring innovation.

Gregor White, Head of School of Arts, Media & Computer Games, at Abertay, said: “It’s hugely satisfying to receive this recognition from our industry.

“Develop is the UKs biggest games industry conference and awards so to be honoured for our work here is fantastic.”

They are widely regarded as being the biggest awards night in the game development industry calendar.

Earlier this year, Abertay’s computer games courses were ranked best in Europe for the third consecutive year by the prestigious Princeton Review.

The annual ranking placed Abertay as number one in Europe for undergraduate degrees and in the World Top 10 for postgraduate courses.

Last night’s event was hosted by comedian Mark Watson, who regularly appears on TV panel shows including Mock the Week and Would I Lie To You?    

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