Michael Beardwood

Senior Lecturer

Digital, Tech, Innovation & Business

I’m the Course Leader for Computer Games Design with a hefty background in both technical and theoretical subject areas. I have over a decade of teaching experience.

I initially started teaching game studies and moved into teaching Game Engines and elements of game art – I was the award leader for multiple Foundation courses at Staffs and am now leading the main Computer Games Design degree.

Academic qualifications

  • MEng Computer Games Design
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher and Professional Education
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods



  • Games Design
  • Technical Design
  • Visual Scripting
  • Developing Engine Frameworks
  • Pixel Art
in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021