Fully funded PhD for Black heritage student to make gaming industry more inclusive

  • Published on The Voice Newspaper on 9th July 2021
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  • The University of Bristol and the Bafta-winning game developer Supermassive Games are offering a fully funded PhD to explore social mobility in gaming and help propel the industry toward a more inclusive future.
  • The studentship is open to Black (including African, Caribbean or mixed heritage) graduates who have a degree in the social sciences.
  • Gaming is one of the most influential industries in the world. According to trade body UKIE, the UK market for video games reached a record £7bn in 2020, and the UK games industry is the biggest in Europe.
  • However, there is still a lack of diversity within this sector.
  • According to research by UKIE “around 10% of people working in games are Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME)”, which is below average for the working age population, and are noticeably less represented in senior positions. 
  • Read the Full Article at https://www.voice-online.co.uk/news/sponsored-news/2021/07/09/fully-funded-phd-for-black-heritage-student-to-make-gaming-industry-more-inclusive/


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