Placement Experience: Software Engineer at Rare Ltd. – Sarah Ryan

Sarah Ryan studies BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology and is currently on placement in her role as software engineer at Rare Ltd. She shares with us her placement experience so far and why “There really isn’t a reason not to apply for a placement.”

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Placement Experience: Games Developer Relations Intern at Intel – Tyler Truett-Bond, Computer Games Enterprise

Tyler is a Games Developer Relations Intern during his placement year with Intel. Here he tells us all about his placement experience, and (in his words) why you should “DO IT” too!

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Web Ops Platform (IT) placement at HM Land Registry – Fedar’s experience so far

Fedar, a Computer Games Enterprise student, talks about how a placement outside the games industry has given him a deeper understanding of the topics in his degree plus a great salary.

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Placement students win at Creative Technologies Graduate Awards

Once again the Creative Careers team was pleased to be invited to celebrate the achievements of graduates in the School of Creative Technologies. We were really impressed to see how many former placement students won awards.

 

Best Placement Student: Jonathan Whitney, BSc (Hons) Entertainment Technology

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Of course, we had to start with the winner of the Best Placement Student award. Eliana Lee-Gibbons, Industry Liaison Manager, Creative Careers, presented this award to Jonathan Whitney. Jonathan completed his placement year at Warner Bros as a Creative and Marketing Intern and is now working as a Creative Artworker at nDreams, the largest UK software developer to be solely focused on creating virtual reality entertainment content.

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CCI Students Awarded for Creativity

CCI students continue to impress employers with showcasing their creativity. Hampshire-based recruitment agency, Solutions 4 Recruitment celebrated the 2017 Creative Student Awards Final which is designed to recognise and celebrate the plethora of creative talent across the UK.  Nearly 50 shortlisted entries, 10,000 votes and 5 shortlisted finalists later, the CS Award 16/17 winner was announced to be our very own BA (Hons) Interior Architecture student Jodie Howard.

Jodie Howard 16/17 winner of S4R CS Awards

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Self-employment placement: Broken Earth Games Studio

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Matthew Whitby spent his Self-employment Placement Year (SPY) as part of Broken Earth: Games Studio. They won two awards at the University’s Enterprise Showcase – “Startup to Watch” and “Self-employed Placement of the Year”. Matthew tells us about the highs and lows of running your own games company.

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