LearnGaelic Scholarship 2018

Deadline: 31st May

As part of MG ALBA and Bòrd na Gaidhlig’s commitment to developing interactive tools for learners of Gaelic we are offering an exciting new LearnGaelic scholarship to study on the MSc Serious Games and Virtual Reality at the School of Simulation and Visualisation at The Glasgow School of Art.

The successful candidate should have a strong interest in the application of games-based tools and techniques to language learning and be able to make a serious contribution to the development of new digital learning tools and strategies for Gaelic.

It is highly desirable that they are a learner of Gaelic, personally committed to progression towards fluency.

The successful candidate will be offered mentoring and support from MG Alba, and there may be internship opportunities with MG Alba during the MSc.

Key information:

Value of the scholarship: £7,020, 1 year
Use: Fees or Maintenance
Domicile eligibility: Open to all students
Additional eligibility requirements: The successful candidate should have a strong interest in the application of games-based tools and techniques to language learning and be able to make a serious contribution to the development of new digital learning tools and strategies for Gaelic. It is highly desirable that they are a learner of Gaelic, personally committed to progression towards fluency.

Download the Scholarship Guide Here


Postgraduate Scholarships (and fee waivers)

For this coming year, SimVis has a number of Scholarships and Fee-Waivers available for all of our postgraduate programmes:

The scholarship application deadline is the 31st of May.

Fee-waivers are available to Scottish and EU students (sadly not rUK students), and cover the academic fees for one year of full-time study. Limited numbers are still available on all masters programmes, with the final tranche of awards to be made in June after UG degree results become available.

A selection of scholarships are available – these mostly provide contributions towards the cost of fees, and include the International Welcome Scholarships, which provide a partial scholarship forinternational students.

This year we are also delighted to be able to offer the MGAlba/Learn Gaelic Scholarship to one student on the MSc Serious Games & VR programme. This scholarship covers the full cost of UK/EU fees – and is open to applicants from around the world. If awarded to an international student, the scholarship would provide a substantial award towards the international fees. The successful applicant will have an interest in the use of games to support

You can learn more about the scholarships, and application process here: GSA Scholarships

Note that all eligible applicants will be considered automatically for SFC fee-waivers, and there is no application process for these.

REVISIT project

How to Fail Your Research Degree

Interested in learning a little more about what it takes to succeed in post-graduate research? Then have a look at How to Fail Your Research Degree.

Developed by Daisy Abbott, Research Developer and Lecturer at the School of Simulation and Visualisation, this light-hearted game encourages a reflective engagement with the various academic skills and activities necessary to undertake post-graduate research and the risks and pitfalls that can affect a research degree.

Released in 2017, it is particularly suitable for taught master’s and MRes students and is currently being used world wide. It can be equally useful for students in the first year of a PhD, or even final year undergraduates who are undertaking independent research projects. The game can also be used to (re)familiarise early career researchers to the process of managing a research project, and has been shown to be useful in introducing the terminology of research to novice researchers or those with English as an additional language.

Visualising Medical Heritage and Innovation at the Glasgow Science Centre

The School of Simulation and Visualization is very excited to take part in the upcoming Visualising Medical Heritage and Innovation – Meet the Experts session being held all day on March 16th alongside our long time partners from the Glasgow Universty’s Anatomy Facility.

This will be a great opportunity to talk to the scientists and software developers working in this field, and see first hand some of the technology SimVis is currently using. We will also have some of our projects on hand, including our recent work with Haptic Motor Skills Training for Liver Biopsy Procedures, which combines cutting edge Virtual Reality and Haptic technologies, and an Interactive Educational Canine Anatomy explorer, which uses touch-table technology to allow you to explore the skeletal anatomy of man’s best friend – for a truly ‘hands on’ experience!

An Interactive Educational Canine Anatomy application will be available on the SimVis touch table.

There will also be additional historical and cultural artifacts being presented from the Royal College of Physicians Heritage, which you can find out about from their Blog.

You need to register to attend this event due to limited capacity. More details here: https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/learn/education-experiences/british-science-week

Tam: Sounds on the Big Screen

Students on the MSc Sound for the Moving Image gave up their free time on weekends and evenings to create the soundscape  for the independent  film Tam, a short film that has been well received internationally.

Tam was already won an Award of Recognition at this years IndieFEST in the USA, and will be coming to more festivals this year. Look out for more news in the near future.

We would like to congratulate the students on their excellent work and wish them all a great summer as they complete their degree, as well a lucrative film career in the years ahead!

Scholarships for study at The Glasgow School of Art

The Glasgow School of Art is now accepting applications for the 2017/18 GSA Scholarships, and full details of the awards and the application process available on the GSA website.

Some of these scholarships are specifically for study at SimVis on our masters programmes in sound and visualisation – including international scholarships with awards of £2000 to support fees and living costs – and there are similar awards available for Scottish and EU students applying to the Postgraduate Welcome Scholarships.

Many thanks to local Post-Production specialists, Savalas, who have sponsored a new scholarship for students applying to our MDes Sound for the Moving Image. Savalas is Scotland’s largest audio-post facility, and was founded by 4 friends in 1998 on the back of a small bank loan and local authority grant that has become a well-established part of Scotland’s post-production community.  Without the initial financial commitment and endorsement, it would have been virtually impossible for the company to secure premises and literally get out of the bedroom. Savalas hope that this Scholarship will provide a similar level of support and acknowledgment to the successful applicant.

All scholarships, including the Savalas award, are being advertised to all GSA applicants, and can be applied for till the deadline of Wednesday 31st May 2017.

Full details and application form online at the GSA website.