Ukie is bringing our annual Student Conference to London, all as part of the 2017 London Games Festival. Our fourth Ukie Student Conference: South will arrive at London South Bank University on Wednesday 5 April for a day of inspiring talks and exclusive workshops for over 200 students from our Ukie Student membership.
Thanks to sponsorship from Epic Games, Games London, OPM Response, Creative Assembly and London South Bank University, we’re able to run this conference in London for the first time, reaching more Ukie Students with 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.
We're thrilled to have speakers from Epic, Multiplay, Playstack, Bossa Studios, Creative Assembly, OPM Response and Testology coming to the conference to share their experiences breaking into and building successful careers in the games sector with the next generation of industry talent.
We will also have our first ever mini expo including OPM Response, Creative Assembly and Testology giving students one on one time with the industry speakers after the talks.
OPM Response will be holding an all-day drop in centre 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.
Here is the full schedule for the Ukie Student Conference South 2017 (click on image to enlarge)
Tickets to the conference are FREE for students. Lunch and refreshments are provided for attendees.
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 Megan.