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South Essex College joins TIGA

Game development college joins UK trade association.

Faisal Mustafa, course coordinator stated:

“The vision for South Essex College of Further and Higher Education is an ambitious one. We aim to provide outstanding education and skills training. That’s across our campuses in Thurrock, Basildon and Southend and from entry level to full honours degrees for young people and adults in order to better meet the learning and skills needs of local people, employers and communities.”

“South Essex College is joining TIGA to network with other TIGA members and ensure that our students have access to the latest information and advice direct from the people working in the games industry. We hope to work closely with TIGA and its members to ensure our students have the best possible chance of securing successful careers in this exciting industry.”

Dr. Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO stated: “TIGA now has over 25 education members. We hope that by bringing together academia and the industry we will help create connections and foster knowledge sharing that will benefit educators, business and students. We welcome South Essex College to TIGA.”


Notes to editors:

About TIGA:

TIGA is the trade association representing the UK’s games industry. The majority of our members are either independent games developers or in-house publisher owned developers. We also have games publishers, outsourcing companies, technology businesses and universities amongst our membership. TIGA was awarded ‘Trade Association of the Year’ and the ‘Member Recruitment Award’ at the Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards 2010. TIGA has also been named as a finalist in the 2010 Chartered Management Institute (CMI) National Management and Leadership Awards in the category of ‘The Outstanding Organisation of the Year Award (SME)’. TIGA is an ‘Investors in People’ accredited organisation.

TIGA's vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business.  We focus on three sets of activities: political representation, generating media coverage and developing services that enhance the competitiveness of our members.  This means that TIGA members are effectively represented in the corridors of power, their voice is heard in the media and they receive benefits that make a material difference to their businesses, including a reduction in costs and improved commercial opportunities.

For further information, please contact Eva Field, TIGA PR Manager on: 07814 039 983, or email


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