Last month (November 2020), the University of Kent won the Digital Innovation category of the Guardian University Awards 2020, for their innovative and highly acclaimed One Hour Degree.
Launched in 2019, One Hour Degree is an online simulation game designed to provide the complete university experience for those contemplating taking the three-year academic route. Created by the University’s Student Success Team, it enables prospective students to take an immersive series of “quests” designed to give authentic insight into the university experience, all within one hour. Players are able to choose to participate via either Kent’s Canterbury or Medway campuses.
Project Leader Alison Webb, Systems Development Manager for Student Success discusses the computer game on KMTV and the idea that lead to the simulator being launched.
For more details on the One Hour Degree please read the news article on the Guardian University Award 2020 for Digital Innovation.