Ukie Student Conferences - Full Schedules Released

Ukie is bringing our annual Student Conferences to Staffordshire University on the 24th of October and Abertay University on the 31st of October. Our fourth Ukie Student Conferences will each entail a full day of inspiring talks and exclusive workshops for over 400 students from our Ukie Student membership.

Thanks to sponsorship from Coatsink, Epic Games, Jagex, AmiqusCoadmasters and Tag Games, we’re able to run these conferences, reaching more Ukie Students than ever and deliver valuable opportunities to gain unique insight from, and network with, games industry insiders.

The talks will deliver expert advice from all disciplines in the games sector, from programming, art and design, to publishing careers in PR, marketing and community management. As well as insight into VR development and the rapidly growing UK eSports industry.

Ukie Student Conference

There is still time to sign up to these insightful conferences. See below for full schedules and sign up links! 

Staffordshire Student Conference Schedule

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Sign up to attend the conference here.

Abertay Student Conference Schedule

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Sign up to attend Abertay conference here.

Expo Areas

We have again organised for a mini expo area which includes a variety of businesses. Some of these businesses currently have vacant roles and are recruiting, whilst others are available to offer free careers advice. This proves to be the perfect opportunity to network with indistry proffesionals and understand what it takes to work within the industry. 

Staffordshire University Expo Area

  • Amiqus
  • Codemasters
  • Playground Games
  • Unity

In the afternoon at 4:30pm we will be moving to the EPIC Games Centre where students who took part in the game jam will be showcasing their games and the expo will continue! Epic have sponsored networking drinks in this area! 

Abertay University Expo Area

  • Coatsink
  • Amiqus 
  • Tag Games
  • esports Scotland
  • Climax/Freejam
  • Unity
  • Playground Games
  • Sold Out & Hyper Luminal 

In a first, Sold Out and Hyper Luminal will be in the expo area the Abertay conference showcasing their upcoming title 'Big Crown Showdown'. Students are encouraged to head into the expo area and play the game at their stand. 

CV and Portfolio Workshop 

Amiqus will be holding an all-day drop in centre at both conferences for students to help them prepare themselves for the job market. They’ll be on volunteering their time to give one-to-one advice on career paths, CVs, portfolios and job applications, and much more. Students are encouraged to bring CVs and work portfolios along to the conference to make the most of this unique opportunity to get personalised industry feedback.

Register now

Tickets to the conference are FREE for students. Lunch and refreshments are provided for attendees.

Register for Staffordshire

Register for Abertay

We are also looking for companies to sponsor future Ukie Student activities we have planned. If this sounds like something you’d like to be involved with, please get in touch with Leon.