TIGA, the trade association representing the UK’s video games industry, has revealed the winners of the TIGA UK Games Education Awards 2023, recognising outstanding students, education providers and best practice.
The winners were announced in a virtual ceremony on Friday September 29th 2023 – You can re-watch the livestream here.
The 2023 TIGA Education Awards winners are:
OUTSTANDING TIGA GRADUATE: ARTIST
University of Gloucestershire: Sam Carrier
OUTSTANDING TIGA GRADUATE: AUDIO
Staffordshire University: Felype Goncalves Fernandes
OUTSTANDING TIGA GRADUATE: COMPUTER GAMES TECHNOLOGY
Staffordshire University: Davide Pelino
OUTSTANDING TIGA GRADUATE: DESIGNER
Norwich University of the Arts: Szymon Garczynski
OUTSTANDING TIGA GRADUATE: PROGRAMMER
Sheffield Hallam University: Benjamin Kimberley
OUTSTANDING TIGA GRADUATE: PRODUCTION/ENTERPRISE
University of Hertfordshire: Darina Koycheva
OUTSTANDING TIGA POST-GRADUATE OF THE YEAR
University of Portsmouth: Adam Jerrett
London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London
EXCELLENCE IN UNIVERSITY/INDUSTRY COLLABORATION AWARD
University of Portsmouth
TIGA INNOVATIVE TEACHING AWARD
Birmingham City University
TIGA EXCELLENCE IN GAMES RESEARCH AWARD
OUTSTANDING TIGA BTEC LEARNER OF THE YEAR
Katie Tang from Leeds City College.
BEST STUDENT GAME 2023
University of Portsmouth: Malltopia
Dr Richard Wilson OBE, TIGA CEO, said: “Congratulations to all of our fantastic finalists and wondrous winners. My congratulations and thanks also go to the universities that entered so many excellent graduates and undergraduates. You are performing sterling work in preparing excellent graduates for a career in the games industry.
“I would also like to thank our judges for determining the winners of the Awards and to the TIGA team for organising the programme.
“Finally, a very special thank you to Creative Assembly, our headline sponsor, Sumo Group, our Gold Sponsor and Lockwood Publishing, our Bronze Sponsor, for supporting excellence in skills and learning, and for making the TIGA UK Games Education Awards 2023 possible.”
Giselle Stewart, Studio Director of Creative Assembly North offered: “I’d like to congratulate all the winners from this year’s TIGA UK Games Education Awards. Creative Assembly is a longstanding advocate for excellence in games education and it’s fantastic to see such a high standard of future industry talent, and the educators helping them get there, recognised in this way.”
Christina Haralambous, Group Director of Communications & Marketing, Sumo Group, said: “Congratulations to all the finalists and winners of this year’s TIGA Education Awards! Sumo is proud to be a sponsor of the awards and to join in celebrating the future stars of the industry and those that are inspiring and educating them.”
Halli Bjornsson, CEO of Lockwood Publishing, added: “Congratulations to every finalist and the outstanding winners of the TIGA UK Games Education Awards 2023. The future of the games industry looks promising because of these brilliant talents and the exemplary educators guiding them.”