NCCU Cyber Crime Campaign teaches kids benefits of online skills
The National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) has launched a new campaign aimed at tackling cyber crime in the UK, by educating young people about how computer skills can be used positively, rather than for online crime.
The team will get parents, teachers and schools careers advisers on board to show how skills that can be used for cyber crime are in high demand in many industries.
What was the hub crawl?
The Hub Crawl 2018 was a series of free events, located all around the UK, that brought games businesses together to hear and share the latest thinking on business growth. Each event featured a series of short, informative sessions from industry experts in key areas such as finance, marketing and technology and these were followed by a games panel featuring companies from the local area. The content was different at each event.
Ukie Hotline runs until the 25th of May.
Here at Ukie we're always looking at new and exciting ways to help our members. As such, we're excited to announce our first ever Ukie Hotline event which will take place over a two week period in May. Each day will see a different partner take to the phone to answer your questions.
Sony’s PS4 ‘God of War’ takes a fifth consecutive week at No1 – just one more No1 will see it equal the 6 consecutive weeks for Sony’s ‘The Last of Us’ on PS3 (starting week 24, 2013).
Ukie Hotline: Ian Hamilton discusses game accessibility
With game developers trying to make their creations accessible to as many people as possible, but with many either not knowing where to start or how to carry it out practically. Ukie has enlisted the help of Ian Hamilton to answer any and all questions our members may have on the 17th of May from 2-5pm on the matter.
Fourth week at no.1 for 'God of war'
Sony’s PS4 ‘God of War’ takes a fourth consecutive week at No1. Last week it equalled ‘The Last of Us: Remastered’ and so now has one more week – for a Sony published game it is now looking to beat a 6 week consecutive run for Sony’s ‘The Last of Us’ on PS3 (starting week 24, 2013), or if including PS2, an 8 week run for ‘Gran Turismo 3’ (starting week 29, 2011).
Ukie hotline: Stefano Petrullo discusses PR
PR and gaming go hand in hand, with strategies almost being as crucial as the creation itself, having an understanding in today’s climate of PR strategy is essential, no matter the size of your company. In light of this, Industry veteran Stefano Petrullo founded Renaissance PR, to provide a unique non-formulaic approach to public relations, which has gone on to be nominated for several awards, winning TMT News’ Best PR Gaming Professional in 2016.
Games industry visits 10 Downing Street.
Senior games and esport industry figures, including Ukie CEO Dr Jo Twist OBE, Ukie Chair, Noirin Carmody and representatives from PlayStation, ESL, SEGA, Team Dignitas, Ninja Theory, Media Molecule and more, attended a Creative Industries reception last night at 10 Downing Street, hosted by the Prime Minister.
Apprenticeships are continuing to rise in popularity, with businesses finding it increasingly difficult to source talent in the UK, apprenticeships are becoming a cost effective, cost efficient way to tailor employees to each individual organisation’s needs.
Digital Schoolhouse powered by PlayStation, concluded its national esports tournament last month, but whilst game play ceases, it gives us an opportunity to look back at the event and showcase some of the amazing work that went on behind the scenes.
At DSH, it's our vision is to bridge the gap between education and industry, and throughout the tournament we highlighted careers education in esports, video games and wider tech at every opportunity: from players to production, and even the winners' trophy…