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EPIC Games

November 2, 2021

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On 13th October, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Careers Hub hosted an online event open to schools and college across the county with EPIC Games.  The session was delivered by Mark Flannagan, Education and Partner Manager  at EPIC Games.

Mark started his professional life as an architect in Ireland, in the last Millenium.  His interest in art and technology led him on a winding career path.  His careers has included contributing materials to Pixar’s RenderMan group and Pluralsight, a trainer with DNeg, on projects such as Bladerunner 2049 in Vancouver. Then back to the UK for a similar role in ILM, on projects including Star Wars and Marvel Franchises.

His Education Partner Manager role at Epic allows him to bring together his previous experience in empowering educators to prepare their students for the future of interactive media.

The session was streamed live to around 2000 students from year 7 through to year 13, and has received incredible feedback from both students and teachers online.  During the hour long session Mark covered an introduction to Epic Games, Unreal Engine 5, virtual production, animation, the Metahuman Creator and the Metaverse.

What Schools Say About Us

Being part of the Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Careers Hub has been pivotal to the development of careers provision in our school. The Hub have shared good practice across their members resulting in a stronger focus on good quality provision. The annual event enabled the hub to share their vision of School Improvement Through The Lens of Careers and looking beyond the Benchmarks. It was a fantastic opportunity to share different models of school improvement and strategies to further develop careers provision to enhance the future opportunities of our young people.

Mrs A Spencer, John Taylor High School

What Businesses Say About Us

It it superb to be able to speak with local schools, colleges, and businesses in Stoke and Staffs and show how important the partnerships are to bring the skills of the future. Educating those who educate the ones shaping the aspirations of young people is essential for the industry to grow and be more sustainable.”

Alison Tucker, St Modwen