Many of us are heading to Brighton next week for this year’s Develop Conference. But two of our number shall be getting the all star treatment.
We’re delighted to report that Aidan Temple, of Glasgow Caledonian University and Paul McGee from University of Abertay Dundee (who you may recall from E3) are two of the five recipients of the first ever set of scholarships to the Develop Conference. They will be receiving all access passes to the conference, and will be introduced to industry experts who will act as their mentor, in order to help them get the most out of their experience. Over the course of the week they’ll be meeting with representatives from Epic, Unity, Microsoft, Ubisoft and Channel 4 among many others.
We hope you’ll join us in saying a huge congratulations to both of the new scholars, we’re sure they’ll have an amazing time in Brighton. Make sure to say hello if you see them there!
But that isn’t all! IGDA Scotland Committee Member Luke Dicken has also received a scholarship, making him the first ever 3 time IGDA scholar. He’ll be jetting off to Seattle for the IGDA Summit towards the end of July, an event where, as we previously reported, he will also be speaking. Again he’ll reap the benefits of an all access pass, and get the opportunity to pick the brains of expert mentors, while receiving the same VIP treatment as the scholars in Brighton. Our congratulations go to Luke as well, for raising the bar for scholars everywhere!
Scottish students have once again excelled this year, now making an appearance at many of the major conferences and expos throughout the world, and highlighting the skills and talents of our students, and letting the international industry get a taste of what’s to come!