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IT and computing students visit the University of Bolton.

IT and computing students visit the University of Bolton.

On 18th October lower sixth BTEC IT and A Level Computing students visited the University of Bolton to take part in their ‘Aspire Day’.

The University of Bolton have a brand new gaming suite which allows students to work on multiple screens – some being touch screen to design 3D characters for games. They also have a virtual reality suite where students can design virtual reality games and test them.

Blackpool Sixth students attended workshops during the ‘Aspire Day’ in different subject areas such as games art, visual effects and games Design. There were also careers talks, halls of residence tours and taster sessions throughout the day. The trip has resulted in a link being developed with a University of Bolton lecturer who is going to come in to Blackpool Sixth to do a talk and train staff in an upgraded games design software.

Blackpool Sixth student Kataryna Munroe – “I really enjoyed visiting University of Bolton, it opened my mind to what is expected of me and where it could lead me in the future. The facilities were new and very impressive with several good places to hang out as well as eat”