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With the aim of developing participants key enterprise and employability skills the challenge, set to 16–18-year-olds in college, the challenge intended to inform learners about their future careers opportunities in a business or digital sector.  

Working towards the development of a new game concept, learners had to consider complex topics such as their target demographic and how future tech could be implemented such as cyber security and the development of an E-sports event.

 

The completion of these stages culminated in a business presentation to our panel of judges who went on to crown our national champions.

When asked about the project, Michael Dyer, TILG Co-Founder, said;

“It is so important that at all levels of education we share the importance of enterprise skills, but particularly at what is such an important age. Seeing the level of creativity that young people from across the UK have demonstrated this year has been fantastic to see!

Matt Brindley-Sadler, Director of Staffordshire University London, added;

“It was incredible to judge the ideas that were submitted this year and see just how hard every college had worked. What particularly impressed me was the level of detail that each team had gone into about their ideas.  It is safe to say that the future is in very safe hands. My key hope is that I’m able to work with some of the incredible participants as students here at Staffordshire University London in the future, I can only dream of the quality that they could produce over a longer period than this challenge.”

With their outstanding visualisation, character development and clear gameplay planning, the national champions were crowned as… Demeter from Kirklees College.

A HUGE congratulations to Amelia (Project Manager), Amelia and Monica from the winning team and of course… Congratulations to everybody who took part in what was an incredibly close competition!

 

Our judges decided that the top 4 national teams were…

1st place – (Kirklees College) Demeter

 2nd Place – Westminster Kingsway College, Arcandy

 3rd Place – CATS College Cambridge, Fearless Islander

 4th Place – Northbrook Metropolitan College, Project Hearth

 

You can watch the national finals event, which took place virtually, by visiting the official Staffordshire University London Facebook Page (@Staffsunildn).

You can also find our more information here about the fantastic courses available at the university, along with information as to how you can apply to study at the campus.