First class honours for college Games Design graduate

A delighted computing student is celebrating after receiving a first-class honours degree in Games Design & Virtual Reality from Solihull College & University Centre.

Adam Gwenter, 24 from Billesley, enjoyed his course and took part in a number of exciting projects showcasing the latest in cutting-edge VR technology during his time at college.

As part of their degree course, students worked on live projects with external organisations. Adam comments: “The course was brilliant. I took part in a varied range of experiences. In my 2nd year I had the chance to help develop a VR training simulator for Virgin Trains. This project helped me gain valuable industry experience, and an appreciation of how much work goes into creating virtual worlds.”

Adam and his course colleagues presented their work on the Virgin Trains project to members of the company as well as Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street.

In his third year, Adam ran a research project on developing peripheral vision within virtual reality. He also had the chance to create games and digital experiences, from small one-day builds to projects that took months of time investment.

Head of School for Computing & Emerging Technologies, Mohammed Maher, is thrilled with the group’s results: “I’m really proud of the learners on the Games Design & Virtual Reality Degree course and I believe their talent and skills will help lead the advancement of technology within the sector.”

Adam would recommend the course to others: “You should be the type of person who naturally wants to peek behind the curtains, to see how digital spaces are really constructed” and is proud of his achievement “I am the only person from my whole family to get any degree, never mind a First!” Following completion of his course, a career in virtual world development awaits.

Find out more about the College’s Computing & Emerging Technologies courses.