Greg Bott - Games Lecturer

Having initially worked as an arts lecturer across several sites in Birmingham, Greg’s current role enables him to work with young gamers who are inspired to create and are curious as to how games are made.

What inspired you to pursue a career in education?

My passion for concept art and 3D design has enabled me to establish successful games design-focused qualifications. I became a teacher to inspire, but also because I wanted to emulate all the fantastic teachers who passed on their knowledge and skills to me after I left secondary school.

Why do you think Cornwall needs Callywith College?

Callywith College is such a vibrant and progressive place to work and study. The FE provision we provide is tailored to young people who want to learn and grow in an environment that is both inspiring and supportive.

What one thing about you might surprise people?

One thing that often surprises people is that I am entirely self taught in terms of the 3D skillset I have developed. Courses such as the one I now lead on did not exist when I was younger, so I had to learn these skills in my spare time.

When you’re not working, what is your favourite thing to do?

When I am not working, I am exploring Cornwall’s beautiful coastlines with my young family most weekends, whatever the weather. I am an avid writer of fiction also, so when I can, I enjoy immersing myself in the development of character concepts and interweaving narratives, some of which I will bring to life as illustrations too.

What advice would you give students considering applying for Callywith College?

Spend your time doing what you enjoy. Even if your interests change, focus on the things that make you happy and not only will you get better at something you value every day but a part of everyday will be spent doing something you enjoy