British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and United Kingdom Interactive Entertainment (UKie) are teaming up to at EGX Rezzed in March 2015 to help the next generation of games industry professionals.
Being a part of the GamesIndustry Fair the BAFTA and UKie Careers Bar will be development focused with talks on programming, art and design from Sophia George, William Pugh and BAFTA-nominee Daniel Gray. UKie will also be hosting talks on publishing in the games industry and covering areas such as community management, marketing, PR and more.
“Having the careers bar at EGX Rezzed is an incredibly effective way of inspiring the next generation of games talent. Giving people the chance to hear straight from our industry experts is a great way for them to find out about the wide range of careers available in the games industry. We are delighted to be partnering with BAFTA and EGX Rezzed to help make this happen”.
– Dr Jo Twist, CEO of Ukie and BAFTA Games Committee member
As well as the many different talks on offer, they will also be providing one to one job application advice and visitors are encouraged to bring their CVs and portfolios with them.
“The careers bar is a fantastic opportunity to speak to people with a variety of experiences of working in games, who have a wealth of advice to share about getting in and getting on in this exciting industry. BAFTA also provides a range of resources to help anyone, regardless of background, forge ahead and develop their career. We are delighted to be able to share these on a platform with Ukie and EGX Rezzed”.
– Tim Hunter, Director of Learning and Events at BAFTA
If you are a student you will be entitled to a 20% discount to get into EGX Rezzed and that will include full access to the BAFTA and UKie Career Bar. Do remember to bring your CV! You will of course also get access to the rest of the show to try out the latest games and attend the developer sessions.
For more this EGX Rezzed continue to stay tuned right here at VGU or to book a ticket head over to the EGX Rezzed website and get one now. Don’t forget your discount students.