Get in the Game student games careers events, talks and workshops

Get in the Game is our leading series of careers events for games students. We visit key universities across the UK and Europe with a team of games industry experts, providing detailed CV and portfolio guidance, workshops with hints and tips to increase employability, and help students understand the skills that games studios are searching for.

With direct support from the games industry, the tour delivers talks, advice and workshops from specialist games recruiters Aardvark Swift and representatives from UK games studios. This is a unique opportunity for students to learn about the industry and how to make themselves stand out, straight from games professionals.

During the 2018 tour we were joined by guest speakers from studios including Boss Alien, nDreams, TT Games, Rebellion, Sumo Digital, Red Kite Games & more.

The core Get In The Game careers session is based directly on feedback from studios who take part in our annual graduate recruitment survey of the UK game industry. The talks highlight the benefits and reality of a career in video games development, giving students the guidance they need on how to prepare themselves & improve their employability.

If you’re a university wanting us to visit, a studio interested in sponsoring, or a member of industry who wants to get involved, we’d love to hear from you! Contact Andy Driver for more information on 01709834777 or email at andy.driver@aswift.com.

If we’re visiting your university & you’d like to learn more or raise awareness of the event with students, you can also download our Get In The Game information pack

Upcoming Events Listings

We’re currently out on our 2019 university tour, visiting over 30 games universities across the UK & Europe!

Check our all of our upcoming events below!

Nov 13
Get In The Game Careers Talks; Futureworks
Futureworks - New Bailey Street, Salford, M3 5FS
Nov 13
Get In The Game Careers Talks; Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester Metropolitan University - John Dalton E145, Manchester, M15 6BH
Nov 14
Get In The Game Careers Talks; University of Hull
University of Hull - Wilberforce LT15, Hull, HU6 7RX
Nov 20
Get in the Game Careers Talks; Solent University – VFX
Room HC005 - Herbert Collins Building Solent University, Southampton, SO14 0YN
Nov 20
Get in the Game Careers Talks; University of Portsmouth
Room TBC - University of Portsmouth Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP
Nov 21
Get in the Game Careers Talks; University of Derby
Room MS023 - University of Derby Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB
Nov 26
Get in the Game Careers Talks; UCLAN
University Of Central Lancashire - VE011 (Vernon 11) Fylde Rd, Preston, PR1 2HE
Nov 27
Get in the Game Careers Talks; University of Huddersfield
University of Huddersfield - Room TBC, Huddersfield, HD1 1JB
Nov 27
Get in the Game Careers Talks; University of Leeds
Lecture Theatre 17, Roger Stevens building - University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT
Nov 29
Get in the Game Careers Talks; University of Suffolk
University of Suffolk - Room TBC Long Street , Ipswich, IP3 8AH
Dec 04
Get in the Game Careers Talks; De Montfort University
De Montfort University - Room TBC, Leicester, LE1 9BH
Dec 05
Get in the Game Careers Talks; University of Sunderland
Tom Cowie Lecture Theatre - University of Sunderland, City Campus Chester Road, Sunderland, SR1 3SD
Dec 11
Get in the Game Careers Talks; University of Hertfordshire
1B07, FMM Building - University of Hertfordshire College Lane , Hatfield, AL10 9AB
Dec 13
Get in the Game Careers Talks; Norwich University of the Arts
Duke Street Lecture Theatre (DS20) - Norwich University of the Arts Saint Georges Street, Norwich, NR3 1BB

For historical listings of all the hundreds of student careers events we’ve run over the past few years, you can view them from our EventBrite page.