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Norwich University of the Arts shortlisted for two games industry awards

Virtual reality on offer at the Norwich Gaming Festival 2017. Picture: Marc Betts

Virtual reality on offer at the Norwich Gaming Festival 2017. Picture: Marc Betts

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The work of staff and students at a Norfolk university is in the running for two honours at a games industry awards.

Norwich University of the Arts has been shortlisted for the education initiative and talent development award and the educational institution award from games industry trade body TIGA.

The university’s bid to win the former category revolves around Norwich Gaming Festival, which was founded in 2014 by then NUA games art and design student Robin Milton.

Around 50,000 people took part in the 2017 festival’s events – from retro-gaming to virtual reality – and a week-long programme of educational events, a new feature this year organised by hosts the Forum Trust.

NUA remains the festival’s lead education partner.

The education institution award from TIGA will honour the university judged to be to making the biggest impact in helping students to find graduate-level jobs.

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