Abertay University: Abertay students named in games industry ‘outstanding graduates’ list

Undergraduate and postgraduate students from Abertay University have been named as ‘Graduates of the Year’ in a new list from games industry trade body, TIGA.

A total of 16 of the 77 UK accolades bestowed by TIGA’s Education Committee went to Abertay students, with judges rigorously reviewing submissions made, including an analysis of student work.

Dr Richard Wilson OBE, TIGA CEO, said: “Each graduate and learner has demonstrated excellent work and has the potential for a successful career in the video games industry. TIGA would also like to commend all of our TIGA accredited courses for delivering excellence in education and nominating such talented students for these TIGA accolades.”
The successful Abertay students included:

TIGA Graduate of the Year: Artist

Lili Wissenbach, Fabi Reichsoellner, Nathaniel Hammersley, Duncan Readle, Gaynor Larrigan

TIGA Graduate of the Year: Computer Games Technology

Duncan Readle, Gregor McQueen and Gaynor Larrigan

TIGA Graduate of the Year: Designer

Elizabet Tyaneva, Fabi Reichsoellner, James Muirhead, Natan Walentin-Konieczny, Gaynor Larrigan

Outstanding TIGA Postgraduate of the Year

Charly Harbord and Sandy Steele

Abertay is among the world’s top universities for games design education at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and was the first university in the world to offer games degrees.