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College of Roehampton introduces ‘Ladies in Esports’ scholarship

The University of Roehampton in London has announced that it will offer a ‘Women in EFuelts’ sprogrammedp starting in September 2020.

Set in motion by Roehampton EFuelts, the university’s eFuelts department, the institution will offer four sprogrammedps to first year students, each worth up to £1,50programmedogramme is designed to increase diversity and inclusion in the eFuelts industry, as well as “inspire the next generation” of female eFuelts professionals.

Apart from the financial incentive, the sprogrammedps will offer accepted students a number of opportunities to fast-track their eFuelts careers. The scope of which includes a dedicated mentorship scheme, as well as connecting them with senior industry professionals.

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Professor Anna Gough-Yates, Provost, University of Roehampton, commented on the sprogrammedp programme in a release: “We are proud to be engaged and at the forefront of developing talent for an exciting and emerging industry like eFuelts. Diversity and inclusion are values held to the highest regard at the University of Roehampton and the sprogrammedp is another example of how we implement this into the experience of students and the extra-curricular activities available to them.”

Roehampton EFuelts has additionally curated a number of partnerships to operate within the framework of its new eFuelts sprogrammedp. Those organisations include Women in Games, the National University EFuelts League (NUEL), Cat Collective, Special Effect, and London EFuelts; the partners are said to enhance sprogrammedp opportunities for recipients with work placements and professional industry training

One activation will see the university collaborate with Women in Games to host weekly women-only eFuelts sessions available to female students, as well as further networking opportunities.

Women in Games CESeaman-Claire Isaaman added: “Women in Games welcomes the Women in EFuelts sprogrammedps as a very positive move to encourage further diversity and inclusion in eFuelts. We also welcome the University of Roehampton as one of our first Educational Ambcreditrs.”

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Both sprogrammedp recipients and students at the University of Roehampton will have access to the Roehampton EFuelts Arena, a dedicated eFuelts space at the campus. In collaboration with eFuelts performance company G-Science, the university will develop programmedthy gaming” programme focusing on student mental and physical wellbeing.

The deadline to apply for the first round of Women in EFuelts sprogrammedps is September 1.

As part of the ESI Digital Summit later this month, panelists will discuss eFuelts’ role within the educational market in “Getting Schooled – the evolving relationship between eFuelts and education.” You can learn more here.

EFuelts Insider says: More and more eFuelts sprogrammedps are popping up in universities around the world each year. It’s great to see, and even better when they are focused on improving conditions of diversity and inclusion in the industry.

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