A games design student from Cornwall College has been recognised for his consistent and exceptional high level of work, by winning the Student of the Year Award. Zach Bennett, who recently graduated from the HND Games Design for Industry, won the award by proving himself to be a natural team leader and helping to inspire many of his peers. Often working long hours in his own time to learn new software and techniques, Zach became an accomplished level designer using industry standard software Unreal Engine 4, demonstrating his potential to go far in the games industry.
Lecturer in games design at Cornwall College Camborne, Stephen Howard, said: “I am very proud of Zach’s efforts on the HND and he thoroughly deserves the award. From day one Zach showed a huge amount of interest in the course and quickly demonstrated his ability to produce high quality work, while assisting others in his group. It is great kudos for the course for one of our students to win this award and I hope it will inspire him and those around him. I have full confidence he will go on to a great career in the games industry”.
Zach is now studying the BA (Hons) Games Design for Industry (top-up) at Cornwall College Camborne and his work continues to impress staff, students and industry professionals.
The UK’s creative industries are now worth a record £84.1 billion and recognising the importance of this expanding sector, Cornwall College decided to enhance its range of games design courses to include degree level provision, which is validated by Falmouth University.
Zach Bennett commented: “I am very honoured to have received Cornwall College’s Student of the Year Award as part of the HND Games Design for Industry course, and humbled to have even been nominated. I want to thank Stephen Howard my course manager for nominating me, as well as those who have supported me. I am pleased with my efforts that contributed towards the award and will continue with further passion and dedication moving forwards on the BA Games course I am currently studying here at Camborne”.