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University of Portsmouth / Exia.CESI / Aalborg Universitet Esbjerg Game Jam 2011

Impact: Educational Impacts (beyond UoP), Cultural & Creative Impacts

Description of impact

Entire event was conducted in English, so impact included linguistic skills, as well as game development experience for otherwise "traditional" software developers, and increased awareness of employment prospects in the UK. For UoP staff and students there was increased awareness of cultural/language issues, as well as experience of teaching abroad. Event garnered local TV coverage in several regions of France.

Who is affected

150 students plus staff, across 11 CESI schools (France) and Aalborg Universitet (Denmark)


A week-long Game Jam (game-making competition) for students of Exia.CESI (France) and Aalborg Universitet (Denmark). Arranged by Neil Dansey in collaboration with CESI staff and funded by staff mobility via ERASMUS. Neil was also accompanied by three students from UoP who went to various centres to help with communication and local organisation. Approximately 150 students across 11 CESI schools got into teams and took part in a problem-based game development scenario simultaneously, competing for national awards in a number of categories. Guest lecture also provided by Neil Dansey. Resulted in local TV coverage in several regions of France.

Category of impact

  • Educational Impacts (beyond UoP)
  • Cultural & Creative Impacts

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