Rob Farthing, University of Portsmouth, BSc Computer Games Technology

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Aardvark Swift win the TIGA Award for Best Recruitment Agency!

Aardvark Swift have won Best Recruitment Agency at this year’s TIGA Awards, one of the most prestigious events in the games industry. Our Grads In Games initiative also made it as a finalist for the Education Initiative and Talent Development award

Episode 2 of our Search For A Star 2016 Documentary out now!

In episode 2 we follow three more students as they develop their own game and face a professional interview to discover if they have the skills, passion and ambition to make them stand out as a game dev star. This week we meet Tamara “Tami” Tanasescu of Edinburgh’s Herriot-Watt University, Sam Cipolat from the University of Hull and Robin Van Nunen of NHTV.

Get In The Game Tour Diary: Yorkshire

We’ve reached the last day of our second week of Get In The Game, with Boss Alien, Red Kite Games, Cardboard Sword, Inertia Games & BetaJester. After our long trip up to Scotland last week, this week we remain close to home, in our neighboring Yorkshire cities. Like last week, we’ve had an excellent turn-out from students, with some rooms being so packed that some of us had to sit on the floor!

Announcing the Search For A Star documentary series!

Search For A Star 2016 Documentary series

Join us as we follow the stories of those taking part in Search For A Star, one of the toughest student games dev competitions around, and get a glimpse behind the scenes at what it takes to work in the games industry.

Get In The Game @ UTC Sheffield

Offering tuition in computing and coding, UTC Sheffield is full of talented young techies, eager to put their skills to good use! Our Graduate Recruitment Consultant Ben Milnes passed along his knowledge of the industry to the students, giving them detailed information about essential skills they will need.

Search For A Star : Win the chance to work at a top UK games studio!

The Search For A Star & Rising Star student competitions are back for 2016, now open to both games coders and games artists. Take part in one of the biggest industry-supported game dev competitions in the UK, showcasing your work in front of leading studios and getting a boost towards a career in games.

Code Club : Start your career from “Scratch” as a volunteer.

As a third year Marketing student, I quite frankly don’t know my Python from my Java, my stack from my algorithm. Squeezing a banana to make a computer work? No, I don’t understand how this works either, but it’s pretty mesmerising! Unsurprisingly, school children think so too… So how can Code Club also help you with landing your own job in video games?

Grads In Games picks up a TIGA Award!

This is a proud achievement for the whole Grads In Games team, and a huge honour to have the work we do recognised by an industry body such as TIGA. It’s fantastic to be appreciated for all of the efforts the team put into running the national Get In The Game careers tour and Search For A Star graduate showcase competitions.

Grads in Games @ Brains Eden, Cambridge

Brains Eden is a massive game jam participated in by 150 students from around the globe, giving them 48 hours to make original games based around a surprise theme. This years theme was displacement and we were there on the Monday to be part of the final day.

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