This week Ukie Students spoke to Mike Anderson, who is the QA lead (amongst many other things!) at ustwo games.
Ukie Students: Please can you introduce yourself and your current role in a few sentences.
Ukie Student Game Jam Mentors – we need you!
The Ukie Student Game Jam is returning for its third year on April 4-5 2016, as part of the new London Games Festival. The Game Jam again will see teams from Ukie’s fifteen Student institutes competing against each other to create the best game in 36 hours and win the coveted Ukie Student Game Jam trophy.
Laurence Bouvard is an experienced voice over actor, and this week Ukie Students spoke to her about her career in games.
Ukie and GamesIndustry.biz are teaming up once again to bring the Ukie Careers Bar to the GamesIndustry.biz Career Fair. The long-running partnership will return to EGX Rezzed on 7-9 April 2016 at London’s Tobacco Dock to provide the future generations of games industry talent a valuable insight into how to break into this competitive industry.
Government's Productivity Plan scrutinised by Parliament
New Apprenticeship Levies and the Games Industry
Improving the number of apprenticeships in British industry is a top priority for the new government, which has set a demanding target of 3 million new apprenticeships over the next Parliament - a target which will be overseen by an specific implementation committee at the Cabinet Office.
To fund this the government proposes a new levy - a mandatory payment by businesses into a common pot which is then used to pay for shared benefits, such as in-work training and apprenticeships.