Not all work and no play for students as they attend PLAY Expo Manchester
9 January 2018
Computing, media and games design students from FutureSkills at MediaCityUK, Salford City College, and Pendleton Sixth Form College, gathered at EventCity in Manchester, alongside staff from both colleges, to master the art of gaming.
60 students in total attended the annual, national gaming exhibition, which took place earlier this academic year, for a full Saturday of games, technology and education.
The event, which boasts having close to 1000 consoles, handheld games, computers, arcade and pinball machines, is organised for the biggest games enthusiasts by the most experienced video game experts.
For students however, the day was more than just about fun. They were given the opportunity to meet with industry specialists and hear from guest speakers who deliver interviews, demonstrations and educational lectures on the industry; not only giving those interested in a career in the field excellent progression and employment advice, but also providing them with them with the inspiration they’ll need to make it.
With everything from classic arcades to virtual reality and next-generation games, students were also given the chance to explore the latest gaming trends and get to grips with advances in the industry first hand.
The event even featured a breakout room, whereby students were up against the clock to solve clues and ‘breakout’ of a room they were trapped in.
Those in attendance were exposed to a full timeline of the gaming industry and encouraged to network with industry specialists and influencers, as well as take notes and information for future work.
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