Ukie’s current esports initiatives include developing new esports qualifications and expanding our Digital Schoolhouse esports competition to give over 1,000 children from schools all over the country to compete against each other and get a taste of the wide range of roles that make up esports. And as the main point of contact for government policy and regulation relating to esports in the UK, we will be calling for more support from government for esports in this country. Here's what we've been upto in the esports space recently:
Last week at our AGM at EGX in Birmingham, our Digital Schoolhouse (DSH) initiative announced its brand new RED sponsorship tier.
Always seeking to realise it’s vision, DSH’s presence at EGX demonstrates just how vital we believe cutting-edge expertise from the games industry is, alongside academic expertise in our classrooms. By introducing the new threshold sponsorship entry of £4500, we present more games businesses with the opportunity to support the delivery of this nationwide initiative.
Ukie’s creative computing initiative, Digital Schoolhouse, powered by PlayStation, has been running the UK’s first inter-schools esports tournament, with over 400 pupils from Digital Schoolhouses across the country competing in a Rocket League competition.
The tournament has been designed to inspire students outside of the classroom by exposing them to careers within the games, esports and creative industries.
The Digital Schoolhouse, powered by PlayStation, has kicked off the UK's first inter-school esports competition, which will see over 400 secondary and sixth form students from Digital Schoolhouses across the country competing in teams to become the winner of the first ever DSH esports tournament.
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"…algorithms through dance, you’re not going to see that in a traditional computer science lesson”
Tony Gilbert, Digital Schoolhouse Lead Teacher, New College
“Every industry now needs programmers…it is changing every industry, so the demand has sky rocketed”
The latest episode of the Digital Schoolhouse’s ‘Talking Digital’ series features games industry pioneers, and founders of Radiant Worlds, The Oliver Twins discussing the digital talent shortage in the UK and why it has never been as important as now to address the skills gap in order to secure the talent pipeline for future generations.
The Digital Schoolhouse is a pioneering programme to inspire and engage pupils and teachers in the new computing curriculum. Its unique approach to embedding computing within schools through a playbased learning model, with workshops designed in partnership with the games industry, has been applauded by educators and industry professionals alike.
Ukie welcomes £5m Mayor of London Digital Skills Fund
The Mayor of London has launched a new £5m programme, which will fund access to digital skills for young people across the Capital, ensuring the future of the London's thriving technology sector. Alongside this programme was the release of the Computing Curriculum Guide, which Ukie are proud to have collaborated with the London Enterprise Panel (LEP) and the Education Foundation thinktank to produce.