Games industry in Edinburgh

There are eight towns and cities in the country where the games industry generates over £60m in GVA into the local economy (Edinburgh, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Leamington Spa, Crawley and Horsham, Manchester, Guildford, Slough and Heathrow, and London). 55% of game development jobs in the UK are based outside of London and the South East, according to a new regional economic impact report released by the video games and interactive entertainment industry trade body Ukie. “

Dundee comes in at number 10. While Edinburgh’s position may be boosted by the juggernaut that is Rockstar North, there are some other local industry “players” to be aware of who will be coming to our Careers in Tech & Data Fair on 12 February

We have a new gaming company coming – Mooncollider – based in Edinburgh and Codeplay who work with the games industry.   Sumdog are also attending and, as well as EdTech, who could be described as gamified education. If you are interested in computer gaming, talk to companies like Fanduel about their fantasy sports business.

Other exhibitors cover AI/Machine Learning, Space & Satellites, Agritech, Cyber Security, Fintech, Marketing and Advertising, MedTech, Tourism and much more.

Over 50% are recruiting from any discipline. Around 50% are SMEs
Around 90% have graduate roles. Around 60% have other paid work experience

Find out more here

Learn by doing and have a real-world impact

“Working on a real-world issue was amazing because it contextualises the usefulness of my degree and also career options in future”  Students as Change Agents 2019 Alumnus

Students as Change Agents: learn by doing and have a real-world impact

Students as Change Agents is a safe ‘living lab’ offering students from different backgrounds, disciplines and academic levels the chance to tackle real-world problems posed by external partner organisations, collaborate with peers and generate fresh thinking for sustainable solutions.
 
University of Edinburgh students can take advantage of February’s reading week to participate in a meaningful five-day programme that provides an opportunity for personal and professional development.
 
The next Students as Change Agents challenge will take place from Monday 17 February to Friday 21 February 2020. Complete an application to get a place on the programme.

Linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, this February’s challenges have a focus on the circular economy, homelessness and financial equality. Let us know in your application, which one you are most interested in.

  • How can the construction industry use digital technology to contribute to the circular economy?
  • How can Scotland change to reduce youth homelessness?
  • How can society fairly support women in the UK to develop long-term financial resilience and capability? 

You can find further information about Students as Change Agents, including the application process and details about current challenges, by visiting ed.ac.uk/careers/changeprogramme or searching ‘change agents’ in the events section on MyCareerHub

The deadline for applications is 23:59 PM on 10 February 2020.

Insight into Actuarial

We are running an Insight into Actuarial session again next week (Weds, 13:30-15:00). This is open to Physics & Astronomy students

Find out more about this career area where your numerical and data skills are highly valued. 

There will be 4 speakers (2 In-house: Lloyds, Royal London; 2 Consulting: Hymans Robertson, EY) then a Q&A. 

Details and sign up via MyCareerHub