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Why UK universities are pushing for closer ties to the games industry


Dr Carlton Reeve, Head of the School for Media, Design and Technology, has contributed to a call for universities to do more to fill the deep skill gaps emerging in the gaming industry, by forging more effective links with games companies.

Teaching simply the tools and techniques of game design and development can produce technically proficient graduates who are stumped the next time there is a major software update or are asked to use a different package entirely.

There is nothing more frustrating for studios than to have to retrain recent graduates.

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