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Friday, October 12, 2018

The UK’s biggest student video games conference comes to Scotland this month and it's free - link

The biggest names in gaming will descend on Abertay University later this month, as the UK’s biggest student video games conference comes to Scotland for the first time.

The Ukie Student Conference features exclusive talks from industry figures, who’ll give the inside track on how to carve out a successful career in the business.

Among the key speakers at the free event are Hannah Watts, an Abertay alum who’s now a Senior Artist at Coatsink, and Chris Bain, the former General Manager for Microsoft in the UK.

Other experts on the diverse lineup include Karl Jones, a Software Developer at Unity, and Tom Goodchild, an Abertay graduate who set up an independent games company from his home in Dundee.

Gregor White, Head of Abertay’s School of Design and Informatics said: “Abertay’s video game courses have been ranked the best in Europe for the past four years, which makes the university the ideal venue for this fantastic event.

“The UKIE Student conference will give our students the chance to engage with key figures in the industry and I’m delighted that we’re able to host them.”

A spokesman for Ukie added: “The Ukie Student Conferences provide an incredible opportunity for students to listen and network with industry experts.

“These events afford the perfect platform to gain an understanding in to what life in the video game industry entails, and what skills they need.”

The Ukie Student Conference takes place from 12.00-19.30 on the 31st of October.

Tickets to the conference are FREE sign up here.

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