September 2, 2015

Workshop Option 8: How to attract more girls onto University Games Courses 15:30  -  16:15 Workshop Option 8: How to attract more girls onto University Games Courses C 2.14

Workshop Option 8: How to attract more girls onto University Games Courses

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Rhoda Daly
Siobhan Thomas

Women are in a big minority of all games courses at UK universities. Some courses have just a handful. However, a small number of courses have as many as 30 or 40% female students. What advice would you give universities wanting to achieve more? How did these course leaders together with their university manage this? How easy is it to attract many more talented girls from schools with just a few changes to the offering of existing courses? Discuss and find out out more in this workshop from graduates who have experienced these courses and course leaders who have worked hard to make these changes.

Workshops are an innovation at this years conference. Once in the morning and once in the afternoon the conference splits with 5 options available to delegates. In each session we expect between 10 and 40 delegates to get up close and personal with some of the acknowledged leaders of the industry to learn more about and debate a specialist subject. A cross between a Round Table and a Master Class, Workshop Chairs will lead the discussion on the topic for 45 minutes. Delegates can move freely between workshops.

Session Category :  Workshop