Grads In Games events for Games Careers Week 2021

26th March – 2nd April 2021

Grads In Games is proud to be working together with Into Games and the BGI to bring you a brand new online festival to inspire people from every background to discover careers in video games!

Games Careers Week is taking place from the 26th March to the 2nd April 2021, and is packed full of events to help people of all ages learn more about getting into the games industry. Whether you’re looking at college options, university options, or trying to find your first job in games, Games Careers Week can help you access the information you need.

With over 50 events already confirmed and over 30 games studios and organisations taking part, there’s a lot to see over the week! A full event schedule will be made available over at but we’d like to give you an insight into the events that Grads In Games will be hosting for this year’s Games Careers Week.

March 29th : Grads In Games Student Conference 2021

March 30th : Career Connector, Education Fair

March 31st : Grads In Games Awards 2021

April 1st : Search For A Star & d3t Rising Star 2021

Student Conference

March 29th

Hear directly from leading developers in the games industry! A full day packed with speakers from leading studios, talking to students about the work they do and what life at a games studio is really like. We’ve also got a panel featuring recent grads on how they got their first games job, plus a live masterclass session where you can create a perfect CV for applying to games industry roles.

Career Connector

March 30th

Want to learn exactly what studios are looking for? Need a bit of insight on what roles are available or how your skills can fit in with studio hiring? Visit our games careers fair for the opportunity to chat with studios across the UK and Europe, plus our dedicated Career Connector matchup service that allows students & studios to set up private meetings with one-to-one career advice.

University Open Day

March 30th

Not sure if going to uni can help you get a job in games? Or maybe you don’t know what kind of course would be best for you? Speak to dozens of universities with specialised games courses about what their courses can teach you, and what they can provide you with when starting a career in game development.

The Grads In Games Awards 2021

Grads In Games Awards 2021

March 30th

Recognising the people, studios, and educators that have made a real impact in improving the links between the games industry and education, the GiG Awards celebrates the valuable work of those behind the scenes of games education and employability. 

Search For A Star 2021

Search For A Star & d3t Rising Star 2021

April 1st

Check out the future stars of the games industry as we announce the winners of this year’s student game dev challenges across programming, art, animation and VFX. After creating a games project and interviewing with leading game developers, just 10 fantastic students from our 1200 entrants will be taking the spotlight as this year’s category winners!

Get involved!

We still have opportunities for studios and universities to join our careers events

Games Studios

We have spaces available at our Career Connector event, where you can have private chat sessions with students matched direct to your own specified requirements (e.g. if you’re only looking for programmers graduating in 2021, then that’s the only people you’ll be meeting with!). You’ll also have a public room available for your studio for general chat with attendees.


We have spaces available at our Education Fair, where you can chat with college-level students about their games career options, plus talk about the courses and opportunities that your university can provide.


For more information on how you can get your studio or university involved with Grads In Games events over Games Careers Week, contact

Public signups for all our events open up over the coming weeks – keep an eye on our socials for info!