ACC, Condense and LocalGlobe are proud to launch a funded scholarship focusing on bringing live events to virtual spaces, starting 30th October 2023 until mid-February 2024. We’re responding to the growing diversity problem within the tech sector and in metaverse development, relating to a lack of women and people from minority ethnic groups.
“The gender equity gap in technology is higher than in any other sector, with women holding just 17% of technology roles in the UK.”
The Chartered Institute for IT (2023)
“Less than a tenth (8.5%) of senior leaders in UK tech are from ethnic minority groups, a sixth (16%) of IT professionals are female and a tenth (9%) of all IT specialists have a disability.”
Learn how to stream live events into virtual spaces with our new Bristol scholarship
We’re offering up to 8 young Bristol creatives the opportunity of a lifetime. You’ll learn how to build virtual worlds and live stream events into these spaces.
The successful applicants will take part in a 12 week programme, full of rich and intensive study, completely funded through the scholarship.
“Participating in the Condense Scholarship allowed me to broaden my horizons, learn some incredible new skills, and contributed to shaping my future. It has opened doors to endless possibilities for my career. The knowledge, practical experience, and networking opportunities gained through the program have significantly enhanced my opportunities in the tech industry. ”
Olivia, Condense Scholar 2023.
Who are Condense?
Founded in 2019, Condense has developed the technology to capture and livestream real world content into virtual spaces. Virtual venues are hosted on Condense’s platform Studio 5, enabling content creators to livestream directly into these spaces to a global audience in VR, AR or on the web.”
Who are LocalGlobe?
LocalGlobe is the early stage venture capital fund from Phoenix Court Group, investing at pre-seed and seed for more than two decades. Portfolio companies from LocalGlobe, and its sister break-out fund Latitude, have raised over $9.4bn of follow-on capital in the last 12 months, from some of the best investors globally, who share our conviction in these founders’ ability to build enduring businesses.
What will I learn?
- Digital Graphics
- 3D modelling, photogrammetry and textures
- Realtime VFX
- Plugin integration, in game/ venue scaling and enhancing virtual worlds
- Enriching virtual worlds
- Interactions, spacial sound, player movement and networking basics
What will I get?
- College accreditation and certificate
- Hands-on experience with the latest technologies and techniques
- Real world industry skills to support the next step in your career
- Exposure to local employers
- A potential career with Condense at the end of the 12 weeks
- £1800 bursary (dependent on learner performance. The bursary will be spit up into 4 payments throughout the scholarship. The final one paid after each student has completed the final showcase.)
You should apply for this scholarship because while everyone has a story to tell, not everyone has the same opportunities in life. This is an incredible opportunity to carve out a career in engineering and metaverse content creation.
It’s a 12 week, funded intensive course, so you will meet other people with similar interests and ambitions, and it could even lead to a permanent job with Condense.
The scholarship and runs 4 days a week from 10 AM until 3 PM, from 30th October 2023 until mid February 2024.