It’s been an incredible few months since we opened nominations for the Grads in Games Awards and Today we want to focus on our Student Hero Award presented by Rockstar Games!
This Award showcases Current games students who have demonstrated a positive impact on their fellow students over the past 12 months. We want to highlight the students who are doing the most to support, progress and inspire their peers through a range of proactive and supportive activities.
These are the students that actively strive to learn more, are happy to help and share their knowledge, who are always trying new things and new approaches, and who probably already have an impressive portfolio of projects & activities both as part of coursework & as extra-curricular work.
Congratulations to all of those who have been shortlisted below!
Student Hero Award
Norwich University of the Arts
Anna has been working incredibly hard as a student rep to ensure her fer fellow students get their voices heard and opinions understood. She’s always been supportive of her peers and has helped individuals a lot throughout the course. She genuinely cares about the Norwich University of Arts and has gone out of her way to help students get more involved in the Game Industry and has been fantastic at communicating with the course leaders on how to improve the course for the better.
Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies
Ellouisa has always gone above and beyond to support her fellow students, across all cohorts on the Games Art course at Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies and has been a champion for equality and inclusion since day one on the course.
Ellouisa has showcased diligence in representing the student cohort over the past two, very difficult years, as well as her commitment to championing diversity and inclusion in the games industry. she is an excellent spokesperson, a talented artist and is committed to continuing her journey post-university into a career in the Games Art industry.
De Montfort University
As a student rep for the DMU Game Art course, Iz has made a great impact by voicing her fellow student’s concerns during meetings with tutors, keeping organised, taking notes, reporting back to students and taking extra steps to ensure everyone is comfortable and has easy access to the software during a difficult time in the course.
Iz also helps run the course Discord, keeping everyone up to date, solving issues, giving feedback and making everyone feel welcome and safe.
Tyler is someone who has gone above and beyond for everybody on the Solent University games course, helping people whenever they need it. This is much appreciated as he is extremely busy himself and in his 3rd year. His work still manages to be of outstanding quality and he has helped fellow students on multiple projects external to the course including Artstation Challenges. He also promotes Grads in Games at every given opportunity, whether that be on the University Discord server or his social media.
Sheffield Hallam University
Over the past two years of being a course rep Mike has been exceptionally helpful for a number of reasons. He’s listened to any and all student’s complaints and concerns and voiced them back to the lecturers and unions. If a student is ever stuck with work he has gone above and beyond to help individuals and passing knowledge onto them. He has also created a safe, online discord server for students to communicate with one another and voice and concerns.
As part of GamesEd2022 – The Grads in Games Award will be taking place on the 21st of April at the National Videogame Museum from 6.00 PM! We encourage all those to attend the conference and the Award ceremony in the evening.