Ukie study shows potential of esports as a route to games careersFindings announced at Ukie AGM, where new board members were also announcedMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefFriday 21st September 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleUKIEA Ukie study has highlighted the potential for esports to spark UK students’ interest in both games industry careers and academic subjects related to computers.The findings of the study were unveiled at Ukie’s AGM, which took place at EGX 2018 in Birmingham yesterday. The study was conducted by Staffordshire University, supported by Newman University, at the the Digital Schoolhouse Esports Tournament, the final of which was played at the London Games Festival.The tournament’s participants and staff – some 2,000 people aged between 12 and 18 – indicated that the experience had led to a greater interest in the games industry, and in studying subjects that could lead to a career in the field.In fact, 94 per cent said that the tournament had made them more interested in “computers/computing subjects,” while 88 per cent said that it had made them more interested in pursuing a career in video games.The study, Esports: Engaging Education, also showed positive effects on interest in team sports (82 per cent), and perceived improvement in skills such as teamwork (80 per cent) and communication (74 per cent).Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games For Ukie, though, the key takeaway is that esports could be a tool for guiding young people toward the sort of subjects and careers that can address a skills shortfall in the UK.”With the skills gap we face in the UK, this study shows that esports can be an important bridge for introducing young people to important skills through games and interactive entertainment,” said Ukie CEO Dr Jo Twist OBE in a statement.Ukie also used the AGM as a platform to announce its new board members: Des Gayle (Altered Gene), Andy Payne OBE (AppyNation), Stuart Dinsey (Curve Digital), Ian Livingstone CBE (Fusebox Games Ltd), Veronique Lallier (Hirez Studios), Noirin Carmody (Revolution Software Limited) and Miles Jacobson OBE (Sports Interactive) were all elected this year.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesPandemic drives UK games market to record £7bn yearSpending on video games products and culture rose 30%, topping 2018 record by more than £1 billionBy James Batchelor A month agoGovernment funding helps UK games firms create hundreds of job placementsUKIE and Into Games working with 45 companies to get young people back into work during pandemicBy James Batchelor 2 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian scientists say the Sputnik V vaccine appears safe and effective against COVID-19. That’s according to early results of an advanced study published in The Lancet medical journal. The news is a boost for the shot that is increasingly being purchased by countries around the world who are desperate to stop the devastation caused by the pandemic. Researchers say their study involved about 20,000 people and showed the vaccine was about 91% effective. Scientists not linked to the research acknowledged that the quick rollout of the Russia vaccine was criticized for appearing to cut corners. But they said it was now clear that the Russian-made vaccine is another effective shot to fight the pandemic.
admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Mariam Searcy and Kelly Freeman, owners of Farmington’s All About Women’s Health Boutique, will launch a nonprofit this month to help get breast cancer survivors the support they need.“Because She’s A Lady” is dedicated to “addressing the special needs of breast cancer survivors and others who may need extended mammary support and are uninsured or cannot otherwise afford such items.” Searcy and Freeman, both certified fitters will host a launch event from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24, at the S.O.U.L House, 32905 Grand River, Farmington, featuring the Livonia Youth Symphony Horn Choir and the Livonia Symphony Brass Quintet.In addition to a program that provides mastectomy needs to breast cancer survivors who are without means, the non-profit is also gearing up to outfit female athletes ages 12-18 with quality, supportive sports bras.“The purpose of the Launch Party is to acquaint the community with the services provided by our ‘Because She’s A Lady’ non-profit and to raise funds to further our endeavors,” said Searcy.FreemanFreeman added, “Still, today, there are women who cannot afford mastectomy needs, and for young active ladies, wearing a properly fitted and supportive sports bra could prevent discomfort and possible injury.”An external breast prosthesis costs about $400. The average cost for a mastectomy bra is about $70. Quality sports bras cost an average of $70. Tax-deductible donations can be made at becauseshesalady.org. Checks may be mailed to “Because She’s A Lady”, 33104 Grand River, Farmington, MI. The office of the non-profit is located within the All About Women’s Health Boutique.Breast cancer survivors in need of assistance should call Searcy or Freeman at 248-477- 2729. Reported by read more
Victoria Vivians closed her first year at Mississippi State with an All-American honor on Tuesday. The freshman was named an Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention.The national recognition comes after Vivians earned second team All-SEC by the Associated Press and the league coaches.Vivians is MSU’s first All-American since Alexis Rack in 2010 and the program’s first Associated Press honoree since Tan White in 2005.Vivians led the SEC scoring 14.9 points per game. The production helped Mississippi State to a season of historic proportions. MSU appeared in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2010. The season ended with school records in overall wins (27) and SEC victories (11).Vivians finished ninth in SEC in field goal percentage (36.8 percent), seventh in free-throw percentage (74.6 percent) and third in 3-point field goal percentage (32.7 percent). She averaged 13.8 points in SEC games, which led all rookies. Her 505 points were the fourth most by a Bulldog freshman.A 39-point performance against Kentucky highlighted her first season in Starkville. It was the most scored by a freshman nationally this season.She capped her first MSU campaign with 15 points against No. 16 Duke, giving her a 17.5 scoring average against ranked foes this season.The award is the latest in a long list for Vivians. She won four SEC Freshman of the Week awards. Vivians became MSU’s first USBWA National Freshman of the Week. Her season began by winning the MVP of the WNIT.Contact Michael Bonner at [email protected] Follow @MikeBBonner on Twitter. read more