This webpage shares RED Friday and other INTERNAL EVENTS for Creative Technologies students.

For great PUBLIC EVENTS visit the Colab Events Page and the Colab Facebook Events Listings (which you should subscribe to). We curate a list of events including our own Creative Tech Meetup and Maker Nights plus a huge range of others all for you. Get out there, learn, share, network. Attend something that might not be in your immediate area of interest and keep your horizons expanding.

RED Friday: (Research and Engagement Day) is an open studio day with a focus on STUDENT LED ENGAGEMENT. Make the most of the spaces, facilities and resources. Create your own curriculum. Collaborate with students, staff, industry and communities, Research a technology, Develop ideas, Experiment with software. Share a skill, Present a project, Organise a hack, Host a Crypto Party, Invite a guest speaker, Found a startup, Run a discussion group, Screen a movie, Workshop competition submissions, Stage a performance, Coordinate a field trip. Imagine the future. Make it happen.

You might not realise what an awesome opportunity this is until after you graduate.

What will your contribution be? Submit your event via this form to have it reviewed, approved and published. Harry, Colab’s Public Liaison Coordinator is here to help you with facilitation. You can always flick him an email



The very kiwi, very winter, very annual, very shared, game maker-space is back in 2017!

Students interested should register to attend using this facebook page. Please register yourself as "going" early so we can get an idea of numbers.

Anyone can join and the rules are simple. You just have to come along and make a game in the theme announced – or – work on your own existing project – including your uni work. It’s part game-jam and part maker space. But ultimately it’s what you make it.

So come along, hang out, meet new devs, pick up a few tricks, work on your own project and get feedback from others.

Students enrolled in any of Ben Kenobi’s papers are encouraged to come. Those working on making games or game related projects in studio should consider it mandatory and should also consider working on making a prototype for the final show and tell on the Sunday evening.