500 Students to Attend Games Careers Fair for Free

As part of Games Careers Week, The National Videogame Museum is hosting a Games Careers Fair on the 22nd and 23rd June.

The event will feature feature a variety of exhibitors, including Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield College and NextGen Skills Academy alongside game studios such as Boneloaf, Wushu Studios, Real Time and Creative Assembly.

500 students from high pupil premium schools, SEND and alternative FE providers have been invited to attend the two day fair and can access STEAM based workshops for free, thanks to the generosity of headline sponsors Boneloaf, co-sponsors Sheffield Hallam University and supporters Creative Assembly. The unique workshops are created and facilitated by students
from Sheffield College alongside NextGen Skills Academy and will focus on 2D and 3D animation.

Exhibitors at the event also include Women In Games and Grads in Games who will provide help and resources to build confidence in developing portfolios, discuss interview techniques and offer advice in CV development. Sheffield United Community College will also be on hand to
demonstrate the latest career opportunities and BTEC courses available in the fast growing eSports sector, worth an estimated £1.5 billion in the UK alone. Boneloaf, will also be in attendance allowing visitors to QA Test their popular multiplayer party game, Gang Beasts.

Members of the public purchasing tickets to the museum on 22nd and 23rd June, will also be able to take advantage of games careers resources and take part in the drop-in workshops alongside exploring over 100 playable games and unique exhibitions in the museum’s galleries.

Stacey Jubb, Head of Learning at the NVM says: “Games Careers Week is an opportunity for us to celebrate the fantastic range of careers in the games industry. We are excited to be hosting a two day career fair at the NVM which will showcase alternative pathways into the industry, give
students opportunities to take part in workshops, speak to industry professionals and experience our interactive museum. If you are wanting to embark on a career in games but not sure how or where to start, our careers fair is the place to be!”

Tickets to the Museum’s afternoon sessions on the 22nd and 23rd June can be purchased  here.

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