8th July Budget: Ukie calls for talent hub in each regional games cluster and support for exports across country
In advance of the post-election Budget on 8th July video games trade body Ukie is calling on the Government to recognise and support major games clusters across the United Kingdom.
Inspiration Week: A Video Game Ambassador's Experience
We recently caught up with Ryan Courtier, Producer at Kuato Studios, after his VGA activities at a local primary school.
HAVE YOUR SAY: High skill visa restrictions announced
The Government's Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) – a semi-independent body set up to advise on immigration policy – is considering several new measures to bring net migration under 100,000 annually, as proposed in Conservative manifestos. We would like your opinion on how these could impact the games industry.
The proposals are focused on the Tier 2 general visa, which enables UK businesses to employ skilled migrants from outside of the European Economic Area.
Staffordshire University, one of our fantastic Student Members, is coordinating an event on the 29th of June about how to empower students with Unreal Engine 4, the professional game development tool created by developers, for developers.
Join Epic Games, Staffordshire University and fellow educators in computer science and animation, interactive design and game development to learn more about integrating Unreal Engine 4 into academic curriculum.
Rocksteady studio encourages local youngsters to build the career of their dreams
"Don't spend a lifetime running away from what you're good at" was the message from artist Glen Saberton from Rocksteady Studios as he addressed primary schoolchildren from inner city schools in Camden yesterday as part of a new careers initiative backed by Camden council.
Mayor of London asks Ukie to investigate capital's digital skills needs
Digital Schoolhouse resources used in new CPD toolkit from Computing at School (CAS)
Published by Hodder and funded by Microsoft and the DfE, CAS has produced a free toolkit for teachers. The QuickStart Computing CPD toolkit is designed to help deliver inspiring computing lessons in primary and secondary schools.
Ukie Vice Chair Ian Livingstone discusses next gen skills based free school
Ukie Board Vice Chair Ian Livingstone is interviewed in yesterday's Guardian about his new Free School he plans in Hammersmith, London in 2016.