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BAFTA announces 2017 scholars

Two games designers among 39 recipients, one receives top honour of Prince William Scholarship

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Enhancing games education

PlayStation's Luke Savage and Next Gen Skills Academy's Marcia Deakin discuss solutions to the skills gap

By James Batchelor

TIGA accredits 17 university games courses in the UK

Staffordshire University had the highest employment rate, with 67% of graduates finding work in the industry

Games for Change adds Los Angeles to Student Challenge

Teachers and students in New York will also be able to enter the design competition

Talent Development: Time for a radical rethink

Paul Durrant, CEO at UK Games Talent and Finance CIC, on looking beyond university to address the UK industry's skills shortage

By Paul Durrant

Creative Assembly tackles "skills shortage" with ELAM partnership

Game Design course at East London Arts and Music has a curriculum designed and taught in partnership with the UK studio

By Matthew Handrahan

"Learn-to-play" studio Lightneer closes seed funding at $5 million

Finnish studio founded by ex-Rovio staff, scientists and academics prepares for first release

By Will Freeman

Access to Music branches into games with 1 million investment

Independent Manchester-based college will offer B-Tech courses in Game Design, Games Art & Technology and Animation & VFX

By Matthew Handrahan

Kahoot! learning game platform closes $20 million series A round

Additional $10m funding arrives as MAUs hit 50m, ahead of mobile app launch later this year

By Matthew Handrahan

University of California to add Overwatch scholarship

UC Irvine introduced a League of Legends scholarship last year

By Matthew Handrahan

Sony is crowdfunding a kid-friendly robotics and coding kit

Sony Global Education wants $100k for KOOV, which will raise interest in STEM subjects among children

By Matthew Handrahan

BAFTA Breakthrough Brits: “The initiative that changed my life”

The Chinese Room's Alex Grahame and Unity's Liz Mercuri tell us how programmes like this can transform your career

By James Batchelor

Why Minecraft: Education Edition is Microsoft's most important video game

Xbox lays out its vision to transform the education system globally

By Christopher Dring

YoYo Games release education edition of GameMaker 2

Free trial available to universities and schools, discounts for bulk-bought licences

Zynga funds 3 year social game design course at USC

Class will focus on "Zynga's design methodology" and promote diversity, inclusivity

By Dan Pearson

Minecraft Education Edition now teaches kids to code

Minecraft Code Builder is now available, will add Code-org's Code Studio later this year

NFTS appoints new head of games

Game developer and author Alan Thorn to lead school's Game Design and Development MA course

The 100 most influential people in the British games industry

After months of nominations, voting and interviews, here is the GamesIndustry.biz 100, in association with Amiqus

By Christopher Dring

The state of education: Why UK universities are pushing for closer ties to the industry

Road to Rezzed: We speak to professors and lecturers about improving the current landscape for games-related degrees

By James Batchelor

How to build a National Videogame Foundation

CEO Iain Simons on creating a cultural repository for games in the UK

By Iain Simons

Students of Many Forms

How the National Film and Television School is shaping the future of the UK's games industry

By Dan Pearson

Applications open for London Games Festival 2017 fringe events

eSports and student conference already announced for week-long festival

By Christopher Dring

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