Careers in the Gaming Industry webinars

10:00am - 2:45pm
Tuesday 24 November

The gaming industry is growing fast, and BBC Young Reporter wants to help young people find out what this means for them and future career opportunities.  Digital Cities Virtual have THREE webinars all about gaming on Tuesday 24 November.

Neil Pymer from Aardman, Twitch Partner and BBC The Social presenter Claire Lim, and gaming expert Stephen Hey, plus others from the industry will be sharing their knowledge and skills, and answering your questions.

Below you can find information for each session – you can sign up to as many as you’d like. They’re free to attend and will be hosted as Zoom webinars.


  • These events are aimed at 16 to 18 year olds that attend a sixth form, college or youth group registered with BBC Young Reporter.  Under 16s can also join but an adult must be present
  • You can incorporate the webinars into your lessons or lunchbreak (see session two).
  • Young people aged 16+ can register as an individual as long as we know which group they’re from. Alternatively, teachers / lecturers can forward the webinar link to them.
  • Once you have emailed the team to reserve your place, we’ll send you further information with joining instructions for each webinar.
  • Guests will only be able to ask questions through the moderated Q & A chat.
  • No personal information will be disclosed.
  • These sessions are NOT recorded so you can only watch on the day.


Creating A Sociable Gaming Environment with Claire Lim,

BBC The Social and Twitch Partner


Tuesday 24 November


10.00 – 10.45am


CLICK HERE to book your place on the session with Claire

BBC The Social Presenter and Twitch Partner Claire Lim shares her ideas about creating a sociable gaming environment and how publishers can create unique, interactive environments for gamers that not only connect but also entertain.

Claire will discuss what this means for those of you thinking about a career in this area.

Claire Lim is a presenter and Twitch Partner as seen on BBC, BBC The Social, NME, at MCM Comic Con’s events and regularly hosts various shows on Twitch. She has interviewed Jeff Goldblum, Jamie Lee Curtis and Linda Hamilton and featured in the BBC documentary Screen Grab in 2019.



BBC Young Reporter’s lunchtime chat: working in the gaming industry


Tuesday 24 November


12:15pm – 1.00pm


CLICK HERE to book your place on the lunchtime chat


If you want to know more about the range of jobs and how to get into the industry, this session is for you. The panel will be answering your questions and share their insider knowledge.


We’ll have guests coming from a variety of backgrounds and doing very different roles, taking your questions.

First confirmed guest:

Stephen Hey. From the world of games PR, advertising, marketing, Stephen has worked on Lego Star Wars, Micro Machines to WWE, FIFA and more! Stephen admits he is terrible at playing games, but has a deep understanding of why people play games and what triggers people to buy them.



BBC Young Reporters: Video games creation with Aardman Animations


Tuesday 24 November


2:00pm – 2.45pm


CLICK HERE to book your place on the session with Neil from Aardman


From pre-production to release, join Neil Pymer (Creative Director at Aardman Animations) as he talks about the different stages of games creation. Plus he show you how you can get started and create games your own games home.

This session is hosted by Aardman Animations, the home of Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run, and creators of various games including BBC iReporter and Dr Who Don’t Blink.