Roll of honour: TIGA reveals winners of the UK Games Education Awards 2022

TIGA, the trade association representing the UK’s video games industry, today revealed the winners of the TIGA UK Games Education Awards 2022 in a virtual ceremony. TIGA’s awards recognise outstanding students, education providers and best practice.

Roll of honour: TIGA reveals winners of the UK Games Education Awards 2022

The Awards are supported by three companies. Creative Assembly - our headline sponsor - is the studio behind the award winning Total War series and the newly announced sci-fi shooter, HYENAS; it has one of the UK’s largest development teams; and has an admirable reputation for working with schools, colleges and universities. The Awards are also supported by Sumo Group (our Gold Sponsor). Sumo Group provides high quality development, design and publishing services to the video games and entertainment industries from outstanding studios in the UK, Europe, India, and Canada. The Awards are further supported by BeautyLabs International, a company pioneering the future of enhanced reality in the beauty and wellness industries.

TIGA’s charity partner for the Awards is The Passage, the caretaker of the homeless community in London for the past 40 years. The Passage believe that homelessness is everyone’s responsibility and by working together we can be part of the solution. For further details please visit

Dr Richard Wilson OBE, TIGA CEO, said:
“The TIGA UK Games Education Awards promote excellence and exceptional talent in our sector: excellent students, excellent universities and excellent educational practices. Congratulations to all of our terrific finalists and especially to our magnificent winners.

“I would like to thank once again our judges, the TIGA team and all of the educational institutions that strive for excellence by entering our Awards. Thank you also to Creative Assembly, Sumo Group and BeautyLabs International for supporting excellence in education and for making the TIGA UK Games Education Awards 2022 possible. We look forward to advancing excellence in games education and developing exceptional talent again in 2023”

Emma Smith, Director of Talent and Social Impact at Creative Assembly said;
“We are continually impressed by the standard of finalists and winners in the TIGA UK Games Education Awards, and this year is no different. Congratulations to all participants; we are delighted to once again be the headline sponsor and to offer expert mentorship to the Graduate and Learner Winners of the Year.”

Christina Haralambous, Group Director, Communications and Marketing, Sumo Group, said:
“Sumo Group is proud to sponsor the TIGA Games Industry Awards once again, an event which brings together our peers to celebrate the very best our industry has to offer.  Congratulations to all of the impressive finalists and winners.”

Mark Gerhard, Co-Founder and CEO of Beauty Labs International Ltd, said:
"Congratulations to the finalists and winners of the TIGA Education Awards! The students of today are harnessing a wide range of available technologies with creativity to bring a sense of play to so many touch points in our lives. With the fusion of mixed reality and increased gamification of user experiences to create compelling unique experiences, at BeautyLabs, we are always excited to see the novel thinking and fresh perspectives that each new graduate year’s cohort brings to the creative industries."

Winners of the TIGA UK Games Education Awards 2022:

Outstanding TIGA Graduate Artist 2022: Oliver Ward, Norwich University of the Arts.
Outstanding TIGA Graduate Computer Games Technology 2022: Andrew Zimmerman, University of Hertfordshire.
Outstanding TIGA Graduate Designer 2022: Harry Sofokleous, Norwich University of the Arts.
Outstanding TIGA Graduate Programmer 2022: Fergus Griggs, Staffordshire University.
Outstanding TIGA Graduate Production/Enterprise 2022: Lauren Ansdell-Miller, University of Portsmouth.
Outstanding TIGA-Post Graduate of the Year 2022: Ahmed Afazil, University of Hertfordshire.
Outstanding TIGA BTEC Learner of the Year 2022: Tia Downes, Leeds City College.
Excellence in University/Industry Collaboration 2022: Birmingham City University.
Innovative Teaching 2022: Marco Gilardi, University of the West of Scotland.
Excellence in Games Research 2022: Eliot Rodel, Sheffield Hallam University.
Diversity Award 2022: Thom Kaczmarek, London College of Communication.
Outstanding Games Lecturer 2022: Carlo Harvey, Birmingham City University.
The Creative Assembly Best Student Game 2022: Project Scrapped, Hawthorne Games, Abertay University.

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