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Masterclass: Social Mobility and Games
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Masterclass: Social Mobility and Games

  • Calendar icon Tue 23 Apr, 6:30pm
  • Map pin icon Princess Anne Theatre

Hear from a panel of speakers from across the games industry ecosystem examine the issue of social mobility in games. Followed by networking.

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According to the most recent UK Games Industry Census, only 13% of UK games staff come from low-income backgrounds, compared to 30% of the wider UK population. Data also suggests that social background is not only an issue with entering the industry but is a factor in career advancement too.

In this masterclass, our panel of speakers from across the games industry ecosystem will examine the issue of social mobility in games. You will hear the experiences of navigating the industry as a person from a low-income background, as well as learn insights on the issue from a broader pipeline perspective. Audiences will discover both the barriers, and possible solutions, to levelling the playing field for all.

Schedule
6:30pm: Masterclass starts.
7:30pm: Masterclass ends and networking begins.
9:30pm: End of event.

Speakers
- Tara Mustapha (Founder and CEO of Code Coven)
- Declan Cassidy (CEO of Into Games)
- Dan Ahern (Technical Designer)
- C Bedford (Co-founder of à la mode games)

Host
- Nigel Twumasi (Founder of mayamada)


Concessions:

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  • Senior – over 60
  • Full-time Student
  • Under 18
  • D/deaf and Disabled
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  • Those receiving:
    • Job Seekers Allowance
    • Employment & Support Allowance
    • Personal Independence Payment

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Pricing

  • Standard - Public Concessions
    £8.00
  • Standard - Public Full
    £10.00
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Our venue is wheelchair accessible and both live captioning and BSL are available on request for all events. Visit our venue accessibility page for more detailed access information here.

Accompanying assistants, carers and companions can attend free of charge alongside any ticket purchase. Please email events@bafta.org ahead of booking to book this complimentary ticket.

How to Request Access Adjustments

If you would like to book a wheelchair space, or request live-captioning, BSL translation or any other access adjustment, please email events@bafta.org or call our dedicated reception team on 020 7734 0022 at the point of booking your ticket(s). We will endeavour to support all access requests made to us.


Getting to the Venue

By tube

Green Park is the nearest accessible step-free station and is served by the Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria lines. 0.3 miles to 195 Piccadilly entrance. The accessible entrance is from the park at the rear of the station.

Piccadilly Circus Station is served by the Piccadilly and Bakerloo Line Services. Leicester Square Station is served by the Piccadilly and Northern Line Services. Both stations are accessed by steps only.

By train

London Charing Cross has step-free access to all platforms. 0.7 miles to 195 Piccadilly entrance. Staff are available to assist with ramps between the platform and the train.

By bus

There are bus stops located on Regent Street/St James's Street, Piccadilly, Regent Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Coventry Street and Haymarket. All London buses have ramp access and dedicated spaces for wheelchair users.

Nearest car park

The Cavendish London Public Car Park – 0.1 miles to 195 Piccadilly entrance.

JustPark Car Park – 0.5 miles to 195 Piccadilly entrance.

Nearest Blue Badge Parking

  • Jermyn Street: near Crockett & Jones, 1 space (0.05miles)
  • Sackville Street: near corner of Piccadilly, 2 spaces (0.06miles)
  • Saint James's Square: on street, 2 spaces (0.08miles)
  • Jermyn Street: near Tesco, 1 space (0.09miles)

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