Games Careers Week at The National Videogame Museum

Games Careers Week at The National Videogame Museum


24th – 30th June

Organised by The National Videogame Museum (NVM), Games Careers Week brings together a range of organisations to showcase and explore the varied pathways available into the games and creative industries.

Event Highlights

Highlighting the importance of transferable skills and preparing students to be job ready, the week-long festival features online and in-person events across the UK including:

  • Career fairs
  • Workshops
  • Online talks
  • Game jams

Events in Sheffield

In Sheffield, The National Videogame Museum will host a range of activities, including:

  • Two-day Careers Fair (25th and 26th June)
    • Exhibitors from games studios, educational institutions, and esports teams
    • Opportunity to chat with industry experts
    • Drop-in workshops by The Sheffield College students
  • Participatory QA (Quality Assurance Tester) session by Sheffield game studio Boneloaf
  • Esports Interactive Session presented by Sheffield United Community College
  • Pixel Art and Character Design workshops by the NVM’s award-winning Learning team

Nationwide and Online Events

Events are also taking place nationwide and online, including:

  • Virtual webinar with Ubisoft and Third Kind Games
  • Online Computing Conference aimed at educators
  • Cupcake and Game Social in London
  • Student Games Festival in Cambridge
  • Various online talks and live streams

All events taking place during the week can be found on the Games Careers Week’s website.

What’s On at the NVM:

25th & 26th June: Games Careers Fair (1pm-4pm)
Featuring exhibitors from games studios and educational institutions as well as drop in workshops from The Sheffield College.

27th June: QA Tester Drop-in Session (1pm-4pm)
Learn how to find and fix bugs in the popular party game Gang Beasts.

28th June: Esports Interactive Session (1pm-4pm)
Learn how to livestream and create content with Sheffield United Community College.

29th June: Character Design Workshop (10am-1pm / 2pm-5pm⁠)
Learn how to draw and design your favourite (or new!) videogame characters

30th June: Pixel Art Workshop (10am-1pm / 2pm-5pm⁠)
Learn how to create and animate a pixel art videogame character

Games Careers Week is a free non-profit event organised by the National Videogame Museum.

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National Videogame Museum, Castle House, Angel Street, Sheffield, S3 8LN
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24th Jun - 30th Jun, 2024

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