Train2Game News Esports In Education Summit

British Esports, the not-for-profit organisation and national body set up to support grassroots esports in the UK, is pleased to announce the return of the annual Esports in Education Summit this year.


Scheduled to take place on Thursday June 30th, 2022, at The Metronome (Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies), the fourth annual edition of the Esports in Education Summit, brought to you by British Esports and Association of Colleges Sport (AOC), will be a hybrid event with spaces available for attendees on the day.


The Esports in Education Summit brings together Senior Leaders, Curriculum Managers, Lecturers, as well as Team Coaches, from across the UK, to discuss the impact, developments and opportunities available in competitive gaming and esports in schools and colleges.


“We’re delighted to host the Esports in Education Summit once again this year, at the Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies in Nottingham,” said Andy Payne OBE, Chair of British Esports. ”This summit is vitally important to continue the discussions around Esports and Education.  With restrictions forcing events online over the past few years, it’s great to be able to get back to physical events once again to meet with key stakeholders and educational leaders”.


“Over the past couple of years the Esports in Education Summit has become an established event and one of the real highlights of the college Esports calendar,” said Dean Hardman, Director of Sport and Student Experience at AOC. “We at AoC Sport are once again delighted to be partnering with British Esports to deliver what promises to be yet another informative and enjoyable event”.


A range of keynotes, panel discussions, and sessions with industry leaders as well as experts from across the education sector will discuss a wide variety of topics, including:

  • Esports: the competitive activity of the future
  • British Esports and the Student Champs (The story so far)
  • Career pathways in esports
  • Wider Impact Projects – Diversity and Inclusion
  • Esports in Education: Academic development in Further Education and Higher Education
  • How sport and esports can mutually benefit – Commonwealth Games
  • A special tour of Confetti X – the brand new purpose built esports arena at Confetti Institute of Creative Technology (physical attendees only)

There will also be opportunity to discuss solutions to challenges and learn from schools and colleges who are in varied stages of esports development.Tickets are FREE and are available to book via the Event Page.  Visitors will also be offered the opportunity to visit the brand new purpose built esports arena at Confetti Institute of Creative Technology, scheduled to host the British Esports Student Champs Finals on July 2nd and July 3rd 2022.


The confirmed line up of Speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Train2Game News Educational Benefits of Gaming

The British Esports Association, the not-for-profit organisation set up to support grassroots esports in the UK, has extended its partnership with AoC Sport to host a special event focused on esports in the education space.

The Esports in Education Summit is designed to bring together teachers, lecturers, researchers and more across the UK, to help them better understand the benefits of esports and how their schools, colleges, universities and students can get involved.

There will be talks, panel discussions and more from teachers, students and industry experts, as well as members of both AoC Sport and the British Esports Association. The full content track and speaker line-up will be revealed in due course.

There will also be networking opportunities and lunch will be provided on the day.

It will take place on Thursday May 21st at Sixways Stadium, Warriors Way, WR3 8ZE, the home of the Worcester Warriors rugby team. Registration begins at 10am and the event will conclude from 3.30pm. 

The event is free for teachers, lecturers and researchers, or £80+ VAT for anyone else. Guests can sign up to attend here.

It follows on from an Esports in Further Education forum that also took place at Sixways Stadium last year, but promises to be bigger and better this year, with up to 150 delegates able to attend. In terms of spaces, teachers and lecturers will have priority and it will be first come, first served.

Last year, AoC Sport’s Managing Director kicked off proceedings with a welcome and introduction, before Darren Newnham, British Esports Association advisory board member and Nexus CEO gave an overview on esports.

British Esports content director Dominic Sacco then spoke about the British Esports Championships for schools and colleges and, after lunch, a college esports panel including lecturers, teachers and students spoke about the benefits of esports, taking part in the Championships and shared best practice with the audience including tips on setting up esports clubs, getting the right equipment and forming teams.

Delegates also learnt about career pathways, how esports can increase attendance levels, promote teamwork, leadership and communication skills and help students make new friends and more.

Kaussar Bashir of South & City College Birmingham said: “It was an amazing event to kick-start and welcome esports into the FE sector. It was very informative, engaging and offered a complete network of support for someone like ourselves who are at the start of our esports journey.”

Andy Payne OBE, British Esports Association chair, commented: “We’re excited to be bringing an esports education event back to Sixways Stadium after the success of last year. 

“We’re looking forward to updating leaders in education about what’s happening in this space, what we’re doing and how they can get involved in esports.”

Dr Dean Hardman, AoC Director of Sport and Student Experience, said: “We’re delighted to be co-hosting the first Esports in Education Summit off the back of a successful FE forum last year.

“It’s a great opportunity for colleges to find out more about the growing esports sector and the wider benefits gaming can have on students’ personal development.”

Guests can sign up to attend the Esports in Education Summit here