It has been a very exciting and busy 5 months or so at New College Swindon with our internal Smash Bros league-taking place every lunchtime. Despite having over 100 learners across the college sign up we decided to put the tournament in the canteen to increase awareness and interest around esports. This has resulted in lots of spectators, including staff and students, watching the matches.
At uni, at Ukie
I’m Phoebe! I’m a third year university student and I am now officially on a work placement with Ukie helping the Digital Schoolhouse team on the lead up to their esports tournament.
I’ll be writing several blog posts throughout the next 3 months documenting my experiences as I go along and sharing some insight into what goes on behind the scenes planning the events.
Let it go...
Letting go is hard, I’m a bit of a perfectionist and am very protective of my work and therefore having to let go and trust that one of my sixth formers will run this years esports tournament with minimal input from me has been terrifying!
We’re delighted to announce our first ever photo competition - Capture for Careers! The theme for this inaugural competition is EXCITEMENT and is open to schools and colleges participating in this year’s Digital Schoolhouse esports tournament.
Sign up for next year’s tournament and be part of fantastic careers opportunities like this.
Last week, we revealed the first five benefits of taking part in the DSH esports tournament. However, it doesn't stop there. Read on for part 2, exploring a further host of reasons why your school or college should sign up to partake in the esports tournament!
10 benefits of the DSH esports tournament (P1)
We know that esports opens up a world of opportunities for students. Not only do we have evidence of this in our landmark esports report, but we continually see the positive mark that engaging schools in esports has on education: from increasing school attendance and heightening interest in team sports, to maintaining friendships and improving communication skills.
NEW DSH esports video series: On the road to victory (Part 1)
We’re thrilled to release part 1 of ‘On the road to victory’, a three-part series exploring each knockout event of the DSH esports tournament from the perspective of our participating students, teachers and industry.
We invited industry professionals along to Ukie HQ for our esports open evening. As well as touching base with some great industry folk, we wanted to showcase the way we bridge the gap between education and industry - and show our industry friends exactly how they can get involved in supporting the tournament.