Manchester Metropolitan University

Business School welcomes National Student Role-playing and Wargaming Championships


The Conference and Events team were delighted to welcome one of the more unique events Manchester Met has seen in recent years – the National Student Roleplaying and Wargaming Championships 2016.

The Championship, known as the VAGUE Nationals, used the Business School at Manchester Met as its battle-ground, with almost every classroom being booked out to accommodate wargaming student cohorts from across the country. One of the atriums in the Business School was also utilised, with facilities staff clearing the existing furniture and replacing them with various gaming tables.

A range of dice, board and miniature figure games featured as part of the Nationals, and the Students’ Union played host to the Live Action Role Play (LARP) sessions, where students were part of an interactive fantasy game acting out their characters’ actions.

The event was hailed a great success all-round, with Nottingham University finishing as victors. Conference and Events Coordinator Kate McCorry, who helped host the event, commented: The VAGUE Nationals was definitely one of the most unusual events I have worked on. There were over 500 participants from universities all over the country, plenty of fantastic costumes and fifty student volunteers ensuring the smooth running of the games. It was a wonderful event to be part of”.

The chairperson of the VAGUE society at Manchester Metropolitan, Corey Davies, added: “It’s been stressful and exhausting in equal measure, but I’m glad I’ve done it and would gladly do it again”.

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