The representation of women in the videogame industry is at its lowest in over a decade. What’s going wrong?

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The number of female gamers may be on the rise – thanks in part to the explosion of social and mobile gaming, as well as the broad appeal of Nintendo’s Wii – but the opposite is true of women occupying jobs in the industry. In fact, according to Creative Skillset’s most recent survey, which took place in 2009, just six per cent of the videogame industry’s workforce are women – a figure half that of the previous survey, which recorded 12 per cent in 2006.

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Our weekly game industry jobs round-up highlights some of the recently advertised positions from Edge Jobs.

Brunel Uni prepares students for game industry jobs: “Play around with what a game can be”

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As reasons to choose a university go, Brunel’s claim that their game design tutors are “very good looking” has to be the boldest – and most intriguing – we’ve seen. And it’s not one we’d care to dispute, though you can judge for yourself by scanning the photos below.

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Find game industry jobs working for Rovio or Staffordshire University

Find game industry jobs working for Rovio or Staffordshire University

Our weekly game industry jobs round-up highlights some of the recently advertised positions from Edge Jobs.

Women In Games Jobs determined to fix dismal gender split

Women In Games Jobs determined to fix dismal gender split

The recently appointed chief executive of Women In Games Jobs believes UK developers can only compete on the world stage by tapping into the nation’s wealth of female talent.In her first press interview since taking up her post at the not-for-profit special interest group in July, Gina Jackson says she is "massively concerned" about the state of the UK industry, telling us the fact that just six per cent of those with jobs in the UK game industry are women is a key problem.

Game degree clearing: how to land a late uni place

Game degree clearing: how to land a late uni place

For many developers, a career in the game industry begins with a graduate role following three or four years of study for a degree in computer science or game development. So missing out on your grades can prove to be a costly setback on your way to a game industry job.

Game industry jobs: Ten work placement tips

Game industry jobs: Ten work placement tips

“Work placements are so valuable if you want to get a job in games,” says Jack Couvela, art director of Newcastle studio Ubisoft Reflections . “If someone has done a year in the industry they know what it’s like to get up every day and go to a studio to work. It makes you miles more valuable as an employee.”