Josh Dunlop, Teeside University, MA Concept Art for Game & Animation

Academic Recruitment

If you haven’t considered hiring a games professional into your academic and lecturing staff, there are significant benefits an experienced games industry professional can bring to your faculty.

FE & HE institutions across the country are hiring industry experienced professionals to

  • Improve the learning experience
  • Improve retention
  • Improve results
  • Improve student employability

You’ll ensure that your students are learning relevant and practical skills that will help them succeed within the world of games, VFX, and computer science.

We can help you

We’ll use our wealth of experience, connections within academia and contacts from 25 years of games industry recruitment, to supply you with industry experienced and academic professionals.

Real benefits with real results

We’ve successfully found academic professionals for games courses at the University of Bolton, Goldsmiths University of London, Gamercamp (Birmingham City University), and the Confetti Institute of Creative Technology.

We can support the following roles

  • Permanent Lecturer
  • Fixed Term Lecturer
  • Part Time Lecturer
  • Researcher
  • PhD Researcher
  • Head of Department
  • Dean of School or Faculty
  • Games Curriculum Leader

Through leading games industry recruiters Aardvark Swift, we are in direct contact with tens of thousands of games professionals, and have placed several at academic roles in UK universities. We can source educators for your university direct from studios across the UK and Europe, bringing a wealth of unique industry insight and expertise straight to your students.

To learn more about our academic recruitment services and find out how we can help you, contact Ben Milnes : or call us on 01709 834777

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