Our landmark work sets out key recommendations to ensure the future of the UK video games and visual effects industries
In July 2010, Ed Vaizey, the Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries asked Ian Livingstone and Alex Hope to undertake a Review of the skills needs of the UK’s video games and visual effects industries and to make practical recommendations for how these needs can be met.
Six months later, after working closely with NESTA and after close consultation with their fellow practitioners, school teachers and university lecturers and conducting a comprehensive programme of data gathering and original research, they presented Next Gen: Transforming the UK into the world’s leading talent hub for the video games and visual effects industries.
In the report they detail a set of 20 recommendations for government, educators and industry, identifying clearly in each case where we see lead responsibility lying.
We invited hundreds of industry leaders, education experts and policymakers to listen and ask questions to a panel of key speakers, including the report authors Ian Livingstone and Alex Hope, as well as Ed Vaizey MP and John Hayes MP.
You can watch the Livingstone-Hope Skills Review event in full again here.
This report sets out how we can transform the UK into world's leading talent hub for video games and visual effects industries.
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Ed Vaizey and John Hayes joined Ian Livingstone and Alex Hope to launch the report.
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The UK can build a 'golden age' of high-tech creativity.
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