PHOTO CALL: Digital Graduate Show opening at Abertay University

Date: Friday 20th May

Time: 12.50pm arrival for 1.00pm start

The Digital Graduate Show at the University of Abertay Dundee will be officially opened at 1pm this Friday (20th May) by Professor Nicholas Terry, Acting Principal and Vice-Chancellor. The show opens to the public at 2pm.

Student work will be on display and there will be a range of photo opportunities. The original news release, with more details, is included below. Logos are also attached.

All members of the media are warmly invited to attend.

For any queries, please contact Chris Wilson (Communications Officer)– T: 01382 308522 M: 07837 250284 E: chris.wilson@abertay.ac.uk 


From: Wilson, Chris

Sent: 17, May, 2011 10:34

Cc: Wilson, Chris

Subject: NEWS RELEASE: Abertay University launches its biggest Digital Graduate Show ever!

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For immediate release: Tuesday 17 May

Abertay University launches its biggest Digital Graduate Show ever!

The biggest Digital Graduate Show ever in the history of the University of Abertay Dundee opens to the public this Friday (20 May) at 2pm.

Covering four floors of the main university Kydd Building, as well as the Hannah Maclure Centre art gallery on the top floor of the Student Centre, the 2011 Abertay Digital Graduate Show features more degrees and more students than ever before.

Members of the public, friends and family of students, and employers looking to recruit the finest graduate talent are all invited to come along Friday 2-4pm to see the latest computer games and digital art, learn about computer security and how to fight high-tech hacking, and hear experimental sound production!

Maps detailing where the different subjects are located can be downloaded from the Abertay website– http://www.abertay.ac.uk/about/news/pickoftheweek/2011/name,7917,en.html

Professor Simeon Keates, the new Head of the School of Computing and Engineering Systems, said:“The Digital Graduate Show starting on Friday afternoon will be a hugely exciting event, and I strongly urge everyone with a passion for art, computing, design, music or technology to come along.

“Our students will be showcasing fantastic work in applied computing, ethical hacking, web design and much more. We look forward to welcoming families and members of the public to our new computing laboratories to see inside the work at Abertay.”

Dr Louis Natanson, Academic Director of the Institute for Arts, Media and Computer Games, added:“Every year the standard of students graduating from Abertay University just gets better and better, and it’s an enormous source of pride for all of us to put their work on show to the public.

“Having seen some of the new computer games our students have built, I know the Digital Graduate Show on Friday afternoon is going to be a great spectacle for students, their families, and for companies looking to recruit the very finest graduate talent.”

After the main showcase event on Friday afternoon 2-4pm, a selection of the very best art, design and sound production work will remain on show at the university’s Hannah Maclure Centre for three weeks.

Situated on the top floor of the Student Centre, members of the public are warmly invited to come along and interact with the fantastic student art on Saturday 21st May 12-4pm, then Monday to Friday, 9.30am-5.00pm, until 3rd June.

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For media enquiries, please contact Chris Wilson (Communications Officer)– T: 01382 308522 M: 07837 250284 E: chris.wilson@abertay.ac.uk

  


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