We are delighted that members of the Women in Games team and some of our collaborators celebrated wins at the recent TIGA Education Awards.
Our Education Director Dr Ruth Falconer picked up the Diversity Award for, amongst other things, her work on the Executive Board of Women in Games.
Ruth is a Professor and Head of Division (Games Technology & Mathematics) at Abertay University in Scotland. She has a clear focus on working to increase gender diversity on the games programming and technology courses at Abertay University, then throughout the UK as a whole, as part of her role within Women in Games.
Abertay University itself, along with its R&D centre InGAME, won the Excellence in Research Award, while Emma Smith of Creative Assembly – who sits on our Advisory Board – was the winner of the Outstanding Contribution to Education & Training.
Meanwhile, Norwich University of the Arts won an Innovative Teaching Award based on a Digital Work Experience programme which Sharon Tolaini-Sage, another member of our team, designed and delivered while she was Associate Professor there.
Women in Games CEO Marie-Claire Isaaman offered: “We are honoured that so many of our team and community were awarded accolades at the TIGA Education Awards. We heartily applaud all of their efforts and achievements, and look forward to seeing their work over the coming year.”