Ubisoft announces UK scholarship initiative for black students in game development

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This weekend, Ubisoft UK hosted its first UK Black Game Pros Mixer event, where a large panel of some of the UK games industry's most renowned black professionals hosted a video forum to discuss opportunities and share advice for anyone looking to get into the gaming industry, whether as a coder, designer, artist, or even an esports specialist.

As part of the event, Ubisoft announced a new initiative: the Ubisoft Scholarship for Black Game Students. This program will provide two Black students who are currently studying for roles in the gaming industry with financial and educational support in their schooling. Successful applicants will each receive £11 towards tuition fees, plus living expenses at Newcastle University School of Computing.

“The lack of a diverse workforce in the science and technology sectors is a challenge. said Professor John Fitzgerald, director of the school of computer science. “This Ubisoft scholarship is another step forward in attracting top students from underrepresented backgrounds to Newcastle and we commend our partners at Ubisoft for taking action. At the School of Computing, we are all committed to making this initiative a huge success and ensuring that it has a very broad impact on the lives of the students who will benefit from it. " 

During their studies, selected candidates will receive external help and advice from Ubisoft developers and, at the end of the course, will receive a three-month paid internship at UK studio Ubisoft Reflections, also based in Newcastle. Interested parties can find full details – as well as eligibility requirements – on the Newcastle University School of Computing website.

Ubisoft unveils scholarship for black UK students to support games career [GamesIndustry.biz]

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