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GI Live: Academy 2020

October 26 - October 28


A new free digital UK event designed to connect university and college students with games industry professionals will take place later this month.

The Live: Academy will run Monday, October 26th – Wednesday, October 28th inside a special Discord server. It will act as a digital career fair, giving students and graduates the opportunity to access industry talent and learn about a career in video games. Already more than 40 UK industry professionals will attend the event, and will host masterclasses, portfolio reviews and meet and greets.

Creative Assembly is our partner for the show, and the Total War developer will be engaging with students and hosting masterclasses of their own. Other companies set to attend include Codemasters, Square Enix, Team17, BAFTA, UKIE, No More Robots, Unit 2 Games, Lucid Games, Futurlab and many many more. We will also have a surprise industry legend pop in at 3pm on each day to speak with students (including a well known writer, musician and game designer).

Students will have the chance to meet and engage with programmers, artists, animators, marketers, games testers, journalists, designers, producers, community managers, musicians and more, to find out what life is like in the video games industry, and to get tips on how to get a job in the business.

We’ll also look at special topics, such as the communication and ‘soft’ skills that students may need to learn before embarking on a career in video games.

The event is also open to job seekers looking to connect with potential new employers. GI Live: Academy is a spin-off from our popular Career Fair events, which take place at EGX and EGX Rezzed.

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October 26
October 28
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