UWS graduate named in the top 30 of the UK’s best graduates in games

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University of the West of Scotland (UWS) computer games graduate Peter Cannon has been named amongst 30 of the UK’s best graduates and post-graduates in games by TIGA, the trade association representing the UK’s video games industry.

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Peter, who graduated in the summer of 2021, was nominated by the University for the award ‘TIGA Graduate of the Year: Computer Games Technology’ in recognition of his excellent work, reviewed by judges from the TIGA Education Committee.

“I was astonished at getting the award,” commented Peter. “I am humbled that TIGA seen fit to give it to me. I am obviously delighted, I am very proud of the work I did, and I worked to the best of my ability to achieve it.”

As for his next steps, Peter is enjoying an internship with Canon Medical using the topics from his dissertation, and is keeping his options open.  “After this internship, I am not sure, the games industry is very tempting to try my hand at, but other opportunities in low-level and graphics programming may take my interest,” said Peter.

Dr Richard Wilson OBE, TIGA CEO, said: “The TIGA Graduate of the Year programme is designed to promote, celebrate and recognise excellence in education. We are delighted therefore to award 30 superb students the accolade of TIGA Graduate/Post-Graduate of the Year. Each graduate has demonstrated excellent work and has the potential to go very far in the video games industry. Congratulations to all of our TIGA Graduates and Post-Graduates.

“We would also like to compliment all of our TIGA accredited universities for delivering excellence in education and nominating such terrific students for the TIGA Graduate of the Year programme.”

University of the West of Scotland offers undergraduate courses in Computer Animation Arts, Computer Games Development and Computer Games Technology (3rd year entry).

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