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Resources and Links

Here you can find quick links to all of the key University resources that will help you both with your academic and technical skills, as well as any other problems or concerns you might encounter during your time at the University.

You can also find tailored games-industry-specific resources here as well that can help to point in the right direction for further developing your skills, seeking placements, or finding employment after you graduate.

University Resources

Myport
Student support, advice and development pages. This is a great resource and has links to information that can help you with both academic and personal issues.

University Library
In addtion to the library catalogue there are resources here to support student learning and also access to electronic books and journals. Note that to access the books and journals you will need to be a student at the university.

Referencing@Portsmouth
A one-stop shop for checking how to correctly reference other people's work in your own work.

etCeTera
A large collection of information and links, covering the full range of activities and support available with Creative Technologies.

University of Portsmouth Annual GameJam
Every summer we run a week-long GameJam in Eldon building, open to students, staff, and external contestants. This is an excellent opportunity to put your skills to the test in an intensive but fun week of development!

Academic Registry
Keeps track of student results, staff, courses and finances.

Games-Specific Resources

GamesIndustry.biz
A key industry website, covering news from the global games industry as well as offering a comprehensive global job search database. Games students should get into the habit of reading this weekly.

Develop
Another key industry website, covering news from the global games industry as well as offering a comprehensive global job search database. Games students should get into the habit of reading this weekly.

Creative Crash
A database site offering a wide collection of free and paid assets, including models, scripts, motion capture data, and more. Remember to reference and/or credit anything that you use from this site!

Unreal Engine
The homepage for Epic's Unreal Engine which students are recommended to develop a good understanding of during their course.

Unity
The homepage for the Unity game engine which students are also recommended to develop a good understanding of during their course.

Amiqus
This is a company specialising in recruitment for the games industry. Connect with them on LinkedIn so that you are on their books both for placement opportunities and post-graduation employment opportunities.

Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA)
An international research association offering annual conferences and published conference proceedings. An excellent starting point for research into the more academic side of the games industry.