So much has changed between the time you applied and where we are now. COVID-19 has changed just about everything we do. However, we have a plan in place to make sure you experience university, learn and keep safe all at the same time.
We have put together this short checklist to help you prepare for your exciting new course at University, including some activities you are required to complete before you get here.
This page will help you with:
Don’t forget to check your personal email for any urgent updates.
When your course is ready for you to complete your enrolment, you will receive a separate email with your enrolment invitation. These invitations are being sent out over the course of late July and Early August. Please make sure you keep checking your email account.
It’s very important that you enrol online before you arrive. You can then start benefiting from a range of resources that are available to you. This will ensure your Student Card is ready on the day of your arrival, and you will need this to access rooms and get discounts both on and off campus.
You can find all the most important information, including timetables, Blackboard, news and library resources on the MyStaffs app, which can be downloaded from the Google Play or iOS store.
Your first week at University begins on Monday 21 September.
You will be sent a link to join the first day online and join in with online activities all day. You will then come to campus Tuesday to meet your fellow Computer Games Design classmates. Expect to be on campus all day! During this time you will also complete enrolment, if you haven’t already done so online, so make sure you bring:
UK – European Students
If you have any questions about your ID requirements, please contact us at DILfirstname.lastname@example.org
If you’ve completed online enrolment well in advance of your course start date, you will be able to pick up your Student ID Card when attend your face-to-face enrolment session.
The final day of induction week is also online where you will be completing a workshop and project with your classmates for the whole day.
The full address is:
1 East Bay Lane
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
During your course you will use online platforms for classes and general communication. The main ones you will use are:
Your tutors will talk you through how to use these during Welcome Week. There will also be online tutorials that you can watch at your convenience.
Many of your tutors and fellow students communicate through Discord, and below is a link to the university channel.
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design
Before you arrive, we would like you to prepare by reading a course-specific text and answer the questions below in preparation for an online seminar on your first day.
Read the following article…
…and prepare answers to the following questions:
Bradley Austin | Games Design Course Leader
Bradley enjoys the technical side of game design, working with game engines to create interesting and enjoyable mechanics. He loves technology and in his own time is often found building computers, drones and generally tinkering. Learn more about Bradley here!
Daniel Flint | Games Design Lecturer
Daniel holds a Masters Degree in Games Design and has been teaching Games Design and Development for over ten years. He enjoys the creative and technical sides of games design in equal measure, but his latest passion is developing procedural systems for rapid asset creating using Houdini software. In his spare time, he is developing a darkly humourous first-person adventure game using Unreal Engine.
Milena Rodriguez | Institute Services Manager
Milena has worked for a string of universities since leaving her home country of Colombia in 2011. She is an experienced manager and cares passionately about the student experience. Her work at the University of East London included managing the Connect service for the CASS School of Education and at Kings College London was the Senior Coordinator for the Division of Neuroscience Education. She holds degrees in Law and Human Resources as well a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Management.
During your first week we have a range of exciting opportunities for you to explore. You will get plenty of time to find your way around as well as the opportunity to learn about the university’s systems that will make your life easier. You’ll also get to meet your tutors and find out about the support services you can benefit from whilst on your course.
Monday and Friday are completely online for your group, and you will meet us on campus on Tuesday, 22nd September for registration and a campus tour.
On the days that you are not on campus you will be working on a project and accessing our on-demand content covering:
Here’s a run down of your first week.
On the first day of Welcome Week, you will be participating in online activities designed for you to get to know your new classmates and the SUL team. You will be using Blackboard Collaborate for all online activities on this day.
|10:39||11:00||Welcome Talk – Vice Chancellor Liz Barnes||Online: Inspired Platform|
|11:00||11:20||Welcome Talk – SUL Director Rachel Gowers||Online: Inspired Platform|
|11:20||12:30||Ice Breaker Activity – Bradley Austin||Online: Blackboard Collaborate|
|14:00||15:30||Pre-enrolment Activity – Bradley Austin||Online: Blackboard Collaborate|
|15:30||16:30||Panel event to meet all the lecturers and employers at Here East||Online: Blackboard Collaborate|
You will be on campus from 9:45 until 17:00 today, so expect to spend quality time in our state-of-the-art facilities! Today, we will handle enrolment and a campus tour, so don’t forget to bring your ID and other important documents.
|9:45||10:00||Welcome Tour Campus Group 1- Bradley Austin||On Campus: Reception Desk|
|10:45||11:00||Welcome Tour Campus Group 2- Bradley Austin||On Campus: Reception Desk|
|10:00||11:00||Enrolment Group 1 – Milena Rodriguez||On Campus: The Jungle|
|11:00||12:00||Enrolment Group 2 – Milena Rodriguez||On Campus: The Jungle|
|11:00||12:00||Course Tools I – Bradley Austin – Group 1||On Campus: Learning Studio|
|12:00||13:00||Course Tools 1- Danny Flint- Group 2||On Campus: Learning Studio|
|12:00||13:00||Lunch Group 1||On Campus|
|13:00||14:00||Lunch Group 2||On Campus|
|13:00||14:00||Introduction to Student Services- Group 1- Holly Smith & Milena Rodriguez||On Campus: Learning Studio|
|14:00||15:00||Introduction to Student Services- Group 2 –Holly Smith & Milena Rodriguez||On Campus: Learning Studio|
|14:00||16:00||Project- Bradley Austin – Group 1||On Campus: Learning Studio|
|15:00||1700||Project- Danny Flint– Group 2||On Campus: Learning Studio|
Today, all of your events will be online. We have prepared a comprehensive suite of videos to ease your transition to university, and we urge you to watch all of them thoroughly. These videos will premier at the times listed below, but will also be available to view on-demand.
|11:00||11:30||Student Wellbeing and Mental Health||Online: click here to view materials|
|11:30||12:00||Disability and Inclusion||Online: click here to view materials|
|12:30||13:00||Library and Academic Skills||Online: click here to view materials|
|13:30||14:00||Digital Learning||Online: click here to view materials|
|14:30||15:00||Careers||Online: click here to view materials|
On this day, you will also complete a live workshop using Blackboard Collaborate and Microsoft Teams. Be prepared to work with your new classmates!
|10:00||12:30||Live Project Workshop||Online: Microsoft Teams|
|14:00||16:00||Live Project Workshop||Online: Microsoft Teams|