By Chloe Olivia Sladden
The ‘Best Educational Institution’ award was presented to the University (who were up against ten other institutions) at the 2019 TIGA Video Game Industry Awards, at the Natural History Museum, according to a press release from the University of Hertfordshire.
Senior Lecturer of 3D Games Art & Design at the University of Hertfordshire, Neil Gallagher, has said: “We are delighted to have won such a coveted award. It’s a fantastic achievement and an amazing experience for our students.”
This award gives credit to the achievements of various games development studies, and recognises the development of education, games development and business.
Dr Richard Wilson OBE handed the award to the University of Hertfordshire, Mr Wilson received regoniation for his services to the video game industry to the UK.
The presentation of the award by Dr Wilson, has been called a “testament to the years of hard work building a course which has gained so much recognition” by Neil Gallagher.
Mr Gallagher added how “Dr Wilson paid tribute to the importance of having solid grass roots institutions in the UK and commented that it was a privilege to have the best games course in the world with the University.”
In recent years, the 3D Games Art and Design course has seen new developments in computer game graphics, from the University of Hertfordshire, which has helped to gain the regoniation that has led to the award.