Aardvark Swift are calling for guest speakers to inspire the next generation of developers for our Get in the Game tour. Every year, with the valuable assistance of individual developers and studios, Aardvark Swift travels up and down the country visiting universities who have a focus on games development. Along with our industry partners, we deliver workshops with hints and tips on how to improve employability within the games industry.
Speakers are free to attend as many or as few universities as they wish, and can choose their own talk subjects that will benefit students. Previous presentations by guest speakers included “Breaking Into The Industry: What You Should Be Doing” and “My Game Dev Story – From Aspiring Game Maker To Creative Director”.
Last year we spoke to over 3000 students and were joined by guest speakers from studios including BossAlien, Playground Games, Rebellion, AMD, Futurlab, Red Kite Games and more! A full list of last year’s guests can be found here.
We strongly encourage any women and minority developers to involve themselves and boost the representation of diversity across the industry.
Our Get in the Game tour plan can be found below, along with which discipline of students will be attending. Anyone interested in joining us should contact Rachel Frost at Rachel@aswift.com or on +44 (0)1709 834777.
|University||Game Development Students||Date|
|Ravensbourne||Wednesday 11th October|
|Abertay University||Art, Game Development, Programming||Tuesday 17th October|
|Heriot-Watt University||Programming||Tuesday 17th October|
|University of Northumbria||Animation, Programming||Wednesday 18th October|
|Newcastle University||Programming||Wednesday 18th October|
|University of York||Programming||Monday 23rd October|
|York St Johns University||Animation, Art, Game Design, Programming||Monday 23rd October|
|University of Hull||Animation, Programming||Tuesday 24th October|
|University of Huddersfield||Animation, Game Development, Programming||Wednesday 25th October|
|University of Manchester||Programming||Wednesday 25th October|
|University of Central Lancashire||Animation, Game Development, Programming||Thursday 26th October|
|Liverpool John Moores University||Game Development, Programming||Friday 27th October|
|University of Liverpool||Programming||Friday 27th October|
|University of Hertfordshire||Animation, Art, Game Development, Programming||Wednesday 1st November|
|Goldsmiths University of London||Programming||Thursday 2nd November|
|London Metropolitan University||Animation, Art, Programming, VFX||Thursday 3rd November|
|De Montfort University||Animation, Programming, VFX||Thursday 7th November|
|Teeside University||Art, Animation, Game Design, Programming, VFX||Thursday 8th November|
|Birmingham city University||Animation, Art, Programming, VFX||Monday 13th November|
|Staffordshire University||Animation, Art, Game Development, Programming||Tuesday 14th November|
|University of Derby||Animation, Programming||Thursday 16th November|
|Nottingham Trent University||Animation, Art, Game Development, Programming||Thursday 16th November|
|Sheffield Hallam University||Animation, Game development, Programming||Friday 17th November|
|Buckinghamshire New University||Animation, Programming, VFX||Monday 20th November|
|Bournemouth University||Animation, Art, Game Development, Programming||Tuesday 21st November|
|Southampton Solent University||Animation, Art, Game Development, Programming||Tuesday 22nd November|
|University of Portsmouth||Animation Programming, VFX||Wednesday 22nd November|
|Winchester School of Art||Art, Game Design||Thursday 23rd November|
|University of Leeds||Programming||November|