Wednesday, 27 February 2019


Games and Participation


Date: Wednesday 27th February 2019

Time: 16:00-18:00

Location: Room 1.22, Brooks Building, Manchester Metropolitan University

Tickets: FREE - Find out more here

John Lean is a third-year PhD student at Man Met’s Education and Social Research Institute. In his PhD project, he uses his work with Foundation Year Education students to examine the way in which play can transform participation in higher education.

In this seminar John will discuss how what started out as a straightforward design-based project has, through embracing play as a cultural form, become more about how games can be used as an extended metaphor to understand and enhance undergraduates’ experiences of university.

The Manchester Games Studies Network (MGSN), established at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2016 by Sam Illingworth and Paul Wake, is an interdisciplinary research group working on games and play. Our focus is on both analogue and digital games, and the MGSN team brings together academics and practitioners from a range of disciplines, including Computing, Education, English, History, Media Studies, Psychology, Science Communication, and Sociology. Find out more here.

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