E-sports visit makes an impression on students

E-sports visit makes an impression on students

Students at Tameside College visit university to learn about future progression routes.

E-sports students at the college visited Salford University’s e-sport and business management school recently to gain an insight into how the industry is rapidly growing.

Students were able to see the state of the art facilities at the university, which include gaming suites and computers alongside meeting current students who are studying there.

The e-sports industry has grown by 30 percent in the last three years alone and is expected to be worth £1.8bn annually by 2026 according to Statista.

E-sports isn’t just confined to gaming. During their studies at Tameside College the students have been learning about everything from games design and networking to video production and entrepreneurship.

Seam Ullah, level 3 e-sports student at Tameside College, said: “Prior to the Salford University visit, I wasn’t planning to go to university, however, this visit helped me to understand why I will need to study for a degree. I’m looking forward to finishing my qualification and progress now.”

Ioannis Ntizoglou, e-sports teacher at Tameside College, said: “All the students had a great time visiting Salford University. It was a fun day out but also really informative and many of the students who would never have dreamed of going to university saw the facilities and realised this actually could be for them.”

To find out more about computing and e-sports courses at Tameside College, visit the college website or call 0161 908 6600.

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