MPs congratulate winners of the TIGA Education Awards

By November 2, 2022 Industry News, Members news

MPs have signed an Early Day Motion (EDM) congratulating the winners of the prestigious TIGA Education Awards 2022. The EDM was proposed by Chris Law, MP for Dundee West Primary. It has also been signed by Jim Shannon, MP for Strangford.

Please see the full EDM below.


TIGA UK games education awards

EDM (Early Day Motion)

1 November 2022


Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 2 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House congratulates winners of the prestigious Education Awards 2022 hosted by The Independent Game Developers’ Association (TIGA), particularly Marco Gilardi lecturer at the University of the West of Scotland who won the TIGA Innovation in Teaching Award and Hawthorne Games from Abertay University who won the Creative Assembly Best Student Game 2022; notes that 80 per cent of the games development workforce is qualified to degree level or above; recognises the economic importance of the sector which contributes £2.9 billion to UK GDP annually; acknowledges the industry’s support of growth in clusters throughout the UK with 80 per cent of the workforce based outside of London; further notes TIGA’s vision to make the UK the best place in the world to develop video games excellence and exceptional talent in our sector; and commends all the excellent students, universities and educational practices celebrated by the Education Awards.

Signatures (2)

Supporters (2)

Withdrawn signatures (0)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

Law, Chris

Scottish National Party

Signed on1 November 2022

Dundee West Primary

Shannon, Jim

Democratic Unionist Party

Signed on2 November 2022



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