Ukie Student Conference: North - full schedule announced

We're pleased to share the schedule for the Ukie Student Conference: North on 9 November, with thanks to our headline sponsor Epic Games and partner sponsor Amiqus Recruitment

The one-day conference will see over 15 speakers from some of the top games studios in the UK come along to give informative and inspirational talks, run helpful workshops, and deliver CV drop-in and career advice sessions to members of Ukie's Student Membership. Talks will cover all disciplines involved in making games from studios such as Rare, Radiant Worlds, UsTwo, Sony, Midoki, Cardboard Sword and Prospect Games. There will also be talks on funding, setting up a games studio, and the history of games making in the UK. 

Ukie Student Members can still grab free tickets to the conference here

The full schedule for the day is as follows:


Film Theatre

TV Studio

Epic Games Centre


Welcome, Registration and Refreshments - Foyer


Opening Words

Epic, Ukie, Staffordshire Uni

Opening Words (streamed)

Epic, Ukie, Staffordshire Uni


10am - 10:45am

Jess Hider - Epic Games

Getting into Games: From One Student to Another

Jess Hider - Epic Games (streamed)

Getting into Games: From One Student to Another


11am - 11:45

Louise O’Connor - Rare

The Creative Spectrum

Astro Manatee & Cold Sun Studios

Tranzfuser:  Our journey from graduate talent to funding


CV Drop in sessions

12 midday - 12:45pm

Philip & Andrew Oliver - Radiant Worlds

A Brief History of the Games Industry by The Oliver Twins

Isabel Davies - Purewal & Partners

Esports: The Industry and its Opportunities


CV Drop in sessions

1pm - 2pm

Lunch - Epic Relaunch - Epic Games Centre

2:15pm - 3pm

Andrew Bennison - Prospect Games

Indie Masterclass

Lynsey Graham - Midoki

Designing Accessible Games

Radiant Worlds

Advice & Career Session


CV Drop in sessions

3:15pm - 4pm

Adrienne Law - Ustwo

Appetite for Production: Lessons learned working as a producer in a small games studio

Andrew Brazier -Warwickshire College

How I got a job in games by using these 10 weird tricks


CV Drop in sessions

4:15pm - 5pm

Ralph Ferneyhough - Quantum Soup

Building A LEGO Hero – Piece By Piece

Chris Wilson - Cardboard Sword

What is it like to run your own Start Up?



Luke Savage - Sony Interactive Entertainment

Developing on PlayStation

Matthew Griffin - Prospect Games

How to start your career in Games Audio



Drinks at The Ember Lounge - Sponsored By Epic Games

You can watch videos of the talks from last year's student conference online here.