Into Games, a leading non-profit careers and skills provider dedicated to fostering diversity within the UK video games industry, is thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with Staffordshire University London (SUL).
This collaboration marks a significant step forward in championing inclusivity and innovation within the dynamic world of video game development.
The partnership between Into Games and Staffordshire University London is built upon a shared commitment to addressing diversity and inclusion challenges in the gaming sector. It brings together Into Games' expertise in providing career and skills support for underrepresented communities with Staffordshire University London’s growing reputation for games and computing courses.
Key Highlights of Partnership include:
- School Outreach: Into Games will work closely with Staffordshire University London to expand outreach programmes aimed at inspiring and engaging students from diverse backgrounds, especially those traditionally underrepresented in the video games industry. By promoting the exciting career opportunities available, this collaboration seeks to encourage more young individuals to explore careers in game design.
- Student Training: As part of the partnership, Into Games will provide specialised training and mentorship opportunities to students at Staffordshire University London. These initiatives will equip students with practical skills and insights, ensuring they are well-prepared for the demands of the ever-evolving video game industry.
- Access to Industry Professionals; Into Games will help facilitate access to seasoned professionals within the video games sector, enabling Staffordshire University London students to benefit from real-world expertise and perspectives. This valuable exposure will enrich their academic experiences and offer a unique glimpse into the industry's inner workings.
Into Games’ and Staffordshire University London believe that fostering diversity and inclusion in the video games industry is not only a moral imperative but also a vital driver of innovation and creativity. By nurturing a more diverse talent pool, the partnership aims to contribute to the continued growth and global influence of the UK video games sector.
Declan Cassidy, CEO of Into Games stated;
“Over the next 12 months, we are looking forward to working with the team at Staffordshire University London to build a powerful and diverse pipeline into the regional sector, empowering students from all walks of life to shape the games of tomorrow. Our commitment to diversity is unwavering, and together with Staffordshire University London, we're turning that commitment into a boundless force for change."
Milena Rodgriguez, Head of Operations and Student Experience at SUL, added;
"We are excited to partner with Into Games to address the diversity and inclusion challenges in the gaming sector. Together, we believe we can create a more diverse gaming industry that better reflects the world we live in."