EGX Rezzed: Ukie Careers Bar Speakers Schedule

The Ukie Careers Bar is returning to EGX Rezzed on April 7-9 as part of the Career Fair.

We're pleased to announce a brilliant schedule of speakers from all areas of the games industry and jam packed drop-in career advice sessions with members of our Video Games Ambassador network, who will be on hand to give personalised advice to anyone who wants a career in games. 

As the trade body for the games industry in the UK, Ukie is here to ensure that the UK is the world leading destination for people to make and sell games. We know that the best way to do this is provide support for the next generation of creative talent looking to enter the sector. The Careers Bar is here to do just that; at EGX Rezzed, our dedicated team of Video Game Ambassadors will deliver expert advice about careers in games, from art and design, community management, eSports, start-up game businesses, games PR, and much more.

VGAs will also be on hand at the Careers Bar throughout the expo to provide one-to-one advice on their own experiences in the industry, career histories and to provide guidance on study choices and career paths. Visitors are also encouraged to bring along their CVs and portfolios as personalised job application advice will be available.

All talks and careers sessions are run on a walk-in basis and are open to all looking for invaluable, individual advice about how to gain a successful and lasting career in games.

EGX Rezzed, and the Career Fair and Ukie Careers Bar within it, feature as part of the London Games Festival, a new international celebration of UK games between 1-10 April 2016.

Below is the full schedule of sessions throughout EGX Rezzed:

Thursday 7 April

12pm - 1pm: Drop-In Career Sessions with

  • Tony Gowland, Ant Workshop 
  • Joanna Orland, Sony
  • Luke Savage, Sony
  • Phil Elliott, Square Enix Collective

1pm - 1.30pm: Careers Talk

Charu Desodt, Preloaded: Games With Purpose

1.30pm - 3pm: Drop-In Career Sessions with 

  • Liam McDonald, Failbetter Games
  • Hannah Flynn, Failbetter Games 
  • Catherine Woolley, Creative Assembly
  • Richie Enticknap, Pokemon

3pm - 3.30pm: Careers Talk

Jess Hider, Epic Games: Community Management 

3.30pm - 4.30pm: Drop-In Career Sessions with 

  • Jemma Harris, Preloaded
  • Jess Hider, Epic Games
  • Nick Marshall, Curve Digital Entertainment 

Friday 8 April 

12pm - 1pm: Drop-In Career Sessions with

  • Jon Wills, Ubisoft Reflections
  • James Schall, Sega
  • Guy Davidson, Creative Assembly

1pm - 1.30pm: Careers Talk 

Stefano Petrullo, Renaissance PR: Why you need PR and Marketing, and what a publisher can do for you

1.30pm - 3pm: Drop-In Career Sessions with 

  • Mark Backler, The Last Word
  • Stef Bow, Sports Interactive
  • Lizi Attwood, Furious Bee
  • Ross Mansfield, Furious Bee

3pm - 3.30pm: Careers Talk 

Alex Grahame, The Chinese Room: Art and Design 

3.30pm - 4.30pm: Drop-In Career Sessions with 

  • Joshua Crompton, Sports Interactive 
  • Mazen Sukker, Independent Developer 
  • Alex Grahame, The Chinese Room 

Saturday 9 April 

12pm - 1pm: Drop-In Career Sessions with 

  • Alan Zucconi, 0RBITALIS 
  • Alex Grahame, The Chinese Room 
  • Ryan Courtier, Kuato Studios
  • Vicky Smalley, Small Jelly 

1pm - 1.30pm: Careers Talk 

Vicky Smalley, Small Jelly: How to get into games programming

1.30pm - 3pm: Drop-In Career Sessions with 

  • Kamil Slawicki, Supermassive Games
  • Adam Lay, Freelancer
  • Charlotte Sutherland, Sheffield Hallam University 
  • James Sutherfield, Sumo Digital 
  • Rachel Senior, Freelancer
  • Vicky Prentice, OMUK 

3pm - 3-30pm: Career Talk 

Spike Laurie, ESL: Working in eSports 

3.30pm - 4.30pm: Drop-In Career Sessions 

  • Tommy Thompson, Table Flip Games
  • Matthew Syrett, Syrett Designs 
  • Teressa Wright, Lionbridge