13 October 2020

International videogames company Ninja Kiwi expands Abertay scholarship offering

International videogames company Ninja Kiwi expands Abertay scholarship offering

Lynn Love and David Hamilton

ABOVE: Dr Lynn Love and Ninja Kiwi's David Hamilton, taken pre-pandemic

International videogames company Ninja Kiwi is to expand its scholarship at Abertay University, offering two students £1,500 donations to support their studies.

The successful applicants will also receive invaluable month-long summer placements at the company’s Dundee studio, gaining work experience and the chance to build key contacts.

The scholarship originally launched in 2019, with the first recipient, Ross Adshead, going on to become a Junior Programmer at Ninja Kiwi.

Abertay University has a strong relationship with Ninja Kiwi Europe, with co-founders and Executive Vice Presidents David Hamilton and Barry Petrie two of the University’s most successful graduates.

"We are delighted to be able to support the next generation of talent by expanding this scholarship" - David Hamilton, Ninja Kiwi

David said: “Clearly, it is a challenging time in the world right now and we are delighted to be able to support the next generation of talent by expanding this scholarship.

“The games industry remains a very attractive place to work, and we are excited to welcome the successful students to Ninja Kiwi Europe when they arrive for their placements.”

Abertay lecturer Dr Lynn Love, academic lead for the scholarship said: “We have always had a strong partnership with Ninja Kiwi Europe, and this relationship has only grown stronger since the launch of the scholarship.

“We are hugely appreciative of the continued support from Ninja Kiwi, who really are providing an incredible opportunity for our students.

“While the funding is important, the opportunity to build contacts and learn from staff at one of Scotland’s premiere games companies really is invaluable.”

For more information about the Ninja Kiwi Scholarship, visit: https://www.abertay.ac.uk/study-apply/money-fees-and-funding/scholarships/ninja-kiwi/

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