We’re delighted to welcome Staffordshire University to our Education Ambassador Programme.
Listed in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 Top 10 for Social Inclusion, and winner of the TIGA Award 2022 for Best Education Initiative, Staffordshire University boasts a range of games-related courses covering Gameplay Design & Production, Games Design, Games Design & Programming, Games Development, Games Programming, Concept Art, Esports and Games Art.
The University has now become a Women in Games Education Ambassador.
Course Leader Dr. Sharon Coleclough (pictured) said: “Games has traditionally had a male dominated workforce and has struggled to increase diversity. This is a wonderful field to work in, and it is important that it is welcome to all. Supporting more inclusion, and in this case particularly women, to find their place is a central concern for me as an academic and a woman working in this space. This needs to be a national priority. The games sector moves quickly and is constantly in need of fresh ideas and creative concepts. For the sector to grow, we need to support diversity to ensure new ideas are consistently brought to the table. I have worked across a range of disciplines which tend to skew towards a male workforce and it has always been of great importance to me to ensure that women’s voices are heard and supported.
“Feeling seen and heard is really important for anyone, and being a part of Women in Games, for me, underscores the commitment of the Games Department at Staffordshire University to support increasing diversity in the sector and provide a clear indication of how important representation is. As the largest Games Development department in the UK, we recognise our responsibility to be part of the solution. Women in Game also offers the opportunity to connect and explore within the sector for women regardless of their level or experience within the industry, by having this forum and group through whom women can discuss, support and collaborate we are able to strengthen and ensure visibility and voice.
“We are proud to be Ambassadors and look forward to working closely with the Women in Games team. Together we can do so much.”
Women in Games CEO Marie-Claire Isaaman added: “Staffordshire University is one of the leading instituations in the world for video games courses, so we are delighted to welcome them onboard as Education Ambassadors. We look forward to many exciting collaboration opportunities.”
To find out more about becoming a Women in Games Education Ambassador email firstname.lastname@example.org