Staffordshire University London (SUL) is delighted to announce a strategic partnership with Into Games.
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.
Staffordshire University London (SUL) is delighted to announce a strategic partnership with Into Games, a prominent non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting diversity within the UK video games industry. This collaboration represents a significant stride towards championing inclusivity and innovation in the ever-evolving realm of video game development.
The partnership between Into Games and Staffordshire University London is founded on a shared commitment to tackling diversity and inclusion challenges within the gaming sector. It unites Into Games' expertise in offering career and skills support to underrepresented communities with Staffordshire University London's growing reputation for its outstanding games and computing courses.
Key Highlights of the Partnership include:
- School Outreach: Into Games will collaborate closely with Staffordshire University London to expand outreach programmes aimed at inspiring and engaging students from diverse backgrounds, particularly those who have traditionally been underrepresented in the video games industry. By showcasing the exciting career prospects available, this collaboration aims to motivate more young individuals to explore careers in game design.
- Student Training: As part of this 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 to meet the demands of the ever-evolving video game industry.
- Access to Industry Professionals: Into Games will facilitate access to seasoned professionals within the video games sector, offering Staffordshire University London students the opportunity to benefit from real-world expertise and perspectives. This valuable exposure will enhance their academic experiences and provide a unique insight into the inner workings of the industry.
Into Games and Staffordshire University London firmly believe that fostering diversity and inclusion in the video games industry is not only a moral imperative but also a crucial driver of innovation and creativity. By nurturing a more diverse talent pool, this partnership aims to contribute to the ongoing 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 Rodriguez, Head of Operations and Student Experience at Staffordshire University London, 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."
This partnership is a testament to Staffordshire University London's dedication to providing a forward-thinking and inclusive education that equips students with the skills and opportunities to succeed in the dynamic field of video game development.