Women in Games is delighted that the University of Roehampton and its esports programme has renewed its partnership as an Education Ambassador – and that it will continue to give women an opportunity to shine in the world of esports.
Building on the launch of the first Women in Esports Scholarship programme in 2020 and the Women in Esports Conference in November 2021, the Roehampton esports programme will now provide more opportunities for women to develop and excel in esports whilst studying for a degree.
The programme at Roehampton has run women-only esport sessions, developed non-binary and Women Valorant teams, supported students to develop their skills through content creation and casting and has awarded five new women in esports scholarships.
James Ayres, Head of Sport at the University, said: “Inclusion is a really important part of life at Roehampton and supporting opportunities for women has been part of life within in our community for a long time. As one of the pioneers of training women as teachers, the University through Whitelands College has provided higher education to women for longer than any other institution in the country. We are really pleased and excited to continue providing opportunities for women at Roehampton through our esports programme and partnership with Women in Games.”
Women in Games CEO Marie-Claire Isaaman added: “The University of Roehampton is a great supporter of women in the esports sector, which is underlined by the university winning the Women in Games Education Award for the University Esports Diversity Initiative. We are delighted to have renewed our partnership with them, and very pleased to see that they are continuing with the Women in Esports Scholarship programme in 2022.”
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