This year the case in the course “Product development for games” is related to Energy transition. So in relation to this course a lunch seminar is organized on Friday for all students at Campus Gotland. Sandwiches will be served to everyone who registers!
Take part in a seminar focusing on energy transition and how academia and society are, can and/or should co-create for a sustainable future. Listen to three speakers present their work on sustainability challenges in cities, energy storage, and the goals and activities within the project Energy Transition Gotland.
When: September 20, 12:00-13:00 Where: Campus Gotland, Room E22
Rafael Waters – Professor of electricity at the Dept. of Engineering science and project leader at STUNS – the foundation for collaboration between the universities of Uppsala, the business and the public sector. Rafael will discuss how regions can take on the sustainability challenges of growing cities.
Andrew Naylor – Researcher at Dept. of Chemistry, Battery research and future energy system. Andrew will focus on the need of energy storage and basic research for a sustainable energy transition process.
Johanna Liljenfeldt – Postdoctor at Dept of Earth Sciences, Project coordinator at Energy transition Gotland. Johanna will present the project energy transition Gotland and address the implication of energy transition for different actors in the society.
Join us in the water (you will be soon anyway…)! The world is burning, and Gotland being swallowed by the sea. As Campus Gotland will be under water soon we might as well get used to lectures in the water right now!
Put on your swimming gear, bring a towel, and join us for a climate protest and a swimming lecture on digital games and (un-)sustainability.
Wednesday 11th of September at 11:00 at Kallbadhuset Visby
Despite how often game developers talk about games for sustainability and social change, we tend to close our eyes tightly to the ways in which games are contributing, materially and culturally, to this catastrophe. Patrick Prax, at the Department of Game Design, will explain why this is and what we can do.
This lecture is open to the general public but will be particularly relevant to students at Campus Gotland who are interested in questions of sustainable development and/or game design.
No previous knowledge is required.
The lecture will be in English and is expected to take 30-45 minutes.
This is the first of six newsletters that will be created for all staff and students active at the Department of Game Design, three issues per semester.
Faculty and staff can review the newsletters on the Staff Portal to receive more details there. Students are welcome to submit news, too! Mail your news for the next issue before Thursday, September 26, 16:00: gamedesign [at] speldesign [dot] uu [dot] se
The semester starts on Monday the 2nd of September, so we thought it’d be nice to put together a collection of resources that will make your time studying here way, way easier.
Free WiFi all over the world:
eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. After setting it up on your devices, it’ll provide free WiFi at airports, schools, university campuses, libraries and thousands of other Wi-Fi hotspots around the world!
Uppsala University uses OnTheHub to deliver software from many different publishers, with substantial rebates and sometimes entirely for free. Adobe Creative Cloud, GitLab, JetBrains, Microsoft Office etc. might be particularly useful to you.
CampusGotlandGAME on Facebook – more than 700 alumni, students and faculty socialize in this group. It is great for job opportunities, events, networking and the occasional announcements about guest lectures and such. It is NOT an official university group and you should not expect teachers to reply to any of your questions on facebook (use the faculty email or slack).
The group is run by former students and filled with industry professionals, so do not spam the group with course-related questions. Current students are encouraged to set up groups for their own year separately – like GAME 2014, GAME 2016, etc. Before applying to the group: please update your Facebook profile to mention that you’re studying at Uppsala University, at the Department of Game Design (otherwise the admin might not let you in).
gotlandgame.slack.com – many teachers use Slack in their courses, and to quickly reach students or organize group discussions. Join the campus-wide channels like #general, #speldesign, #programming and whatever else you find interesting, too. 🙂
We use TimeEdit to schedule our regular course lectures. That’s the best place for you to check when and where you are supposed to be! You can log on to TimeEdit to create your own custom views, but here are a couple of useful ones ready-made for you:
The Christmas hiatus is between December 20th (last day of teaching) and January 7th (first day of teaching). You are likely to have assignments that can be done without physical presence between these two dates.
University is hard enough at the best of time – do not struggle alone through illness, depression, anxiety or any other crisis!
The Student Health Service is the students’ own health care. Uppsala University has psychologists, counsellors and a doctor, all specialized in mental health. If you need support or counselling, they are there for you – use them!
Diagnosis like aspergers, autism, ADHD, dyslexia etc. might make you eligible for extra support in your classes. Such support can take the form of more time on tests or deadlines, more accessible literature, lecture slide handouts, special equipment, study assistance, etc. etc.
The first step for getting all the support we can offer (and that is your right!), is to visit the Student Health Service.