Scouts ‘take over’ Sunderland College campus

More than 60 Scouts from across Wearside visited Sunderland College’s Bede Campus for a special ‘Takeover’ event recently. Throughout the evening, the young people from local Scouts groups took part in workshops including a Science Spectacular, computer games design, computing and forensics led by the college’s curriculum staff. The aim of the Takeovers was to … Continued

NextGen students visit Zerolight Studios in Newcastle

Animation, Games Design and VFX students recently had the opportunity to visit the Zerolight studios on the Quayside in Newcastle, have a tour of the facilities in their studios and experience demonstrations. The students had the chance to meet Kelly Logan, who is a recent Sunderland College graduate from the NextGen course. The talk was … Continued

Sunderland College and Hartlepool Sixth Form College Students collaborate for Global Game Jam Event

Students from both colleges recently took part in ‘The Global Game Jam’ (GGJ), which is the world’s largest game jam event taking place around the world at physical locations. The students were tasked with creating games in teams, to the theme of ‘what home means to you’. They were given around 17 hours to take … Continued

Ben and Nathan reach the final of WorldSkillsUK

Sunderland College Students Ben Weatherley and Nathan Richardson are ecstatic after winning a spot at the finals of a global competition. The talented students were extremely successful in passive briefs where they had to 3D model and texture a skateboard. They then moved onto competing in the live heats at South Thames College in London. … Continued

Blue Zoo offer students an insight into animation industry

Digital students were provided with an exclusive insight into the amination industry by one of the UK’s leading animation studios. Award-winning animation studio, Blue Zoo, delivered an exciting live stream presentation, via YouTube, to first and second year NextGen Games, Animation and VFX students. The presentation also included an exclusive screening of BlueZoo’s BAFTA nominated … Continued

Games Design students win at the British Esports Association finals

Students had great success at the British Esports Championships pilot for further education colleges, winning in both League of Legends and Overwatch. The British Exports association was established in 2011 to help promote esports in the UK, increase the level of awareness, improve standards and inspire future talent. The teams of students competed against a … Continued

Ubisoft Reflection speaker switches students on to their future career

NextGen students at Sunderland College had an inspiring visit from a renowned game developer to support their future progress within the industry. Craig Pearn, Head of Talent Acquisition at Ubisoft Reflections, visited second year NextGen students to offer them invaluable advice on developing job ready portfolios, CVs and covering letters. He also spent time with … Continued

Stephen Hey game marketing masterclaas

Stephen Hey, a consultant with over 20 experience promoting and marketing video games, visited the NextGen second year students to provide them with pointers on identifying a target audience for their games. Stephen also gave them general tips for pitching their concept to an audience. The students used the information to structure their final project … Continued

Student Athletes take part in Gymnastics National Schools Finals

Students Ethan Parker, Jessica Ellen and Chloe Wilkinson have just recently competed in the Milano Team National Schools Finals for the British Schools Gymnastics Association. The trio were awarded runner up in the national competition which took place in Stoke on Trent, they also achieved the silver medal in the under 19’s mixed trio category. … Continued