New Metaverse Scholarship Program Launches for Young Bristol Creatives

Metaverse 3D live streaming company from Bristol, condenseand the number one start-up investor in the UK, LocalGlobehave joined forces with Access to Creative College to launch a brand new Metaverse scholarship program.

The fully-funded 12-week scholarships aim to bring more diverse talent from Bristol into the tech industry – as well as its thriving metaverse sector, expected to grow to over £1.3 billion by 2030. Applications are open until early September ; you can submit yours here.

Creating accessible paths to immersive technology

Bristol’s tech industry is booming and has gained worldwide recognition in recent years for game development, deep tech and more recently metaverse infrastructure, thanks to Condense’s pioneering contribution. With this growth, the company recognizes that we as a community must ensure that no one is left behind.

Fully funded by Condense and LocalGlobe, the program will give 8 young Bristol creatives hands-on training with cutting edge metaverse technology, an opportunity to create truly world-first content and a much-needed breakthrough in the tech industry.

Tech is a rapidly changing industry, filled with a variety of career paths, roles and specialties. However, it is widely recognized that the UK tech industry lacks diversity – something the scholarship program is set up to address.

The need for the program is clear. Research by Tech Nation found that while 50% of workers in the UK are women, in the UK technology industry half of them are at 26%. Compared to the country, Bristol is lagging behind: only 13% of tech workers are women. Looking at BAME representation, 13% of the UK population has a BAME background, but according to research by colourintech only 4% of the technical workforce.

“Please apply regardless of your academic background or qualifications and don’t be discouraged if you think you don’t meet all the criteria”

Nick Fellingham, CEO and co-founder of Condense, is excited to be a part of this venture, telling us: “The Bristol scene has long been a world-renowned melting pot of different cultures and music and over the past few years it has become a Now Condense is once again putting Bristol on the global map for metaverse infrastructure and the world’s first metaverse live streaming studio. We’re excited to give young Bristol talent advanced skills and career-accelerating experiences, and in a of the fastest growing sectors – the metaverse.”

The Condense team recently celebrated winning an astonishing $4.5 million investment round, in part to open the world’s first metaverse studio in the Watershed.

With Condense, broadcasting live in three dimensions to the metaverse is as natural and easy as performing in front of a conventional camera, with no green screens or post-production required, allowing instant connection to the audience in real time. But it’s better to show you this – watch the video of Grove performing live, captured and streamed by Condense in Video 3.0 (on the right)

Apply now for the metaverse scholarship

For a few more details, the 12-week Metaverse scholarship program covers:

Digital Graphics – 3D modelling, photogrammetry and textures Real-time VFX – Plugin integration, game/location scaling and virtual world enhancement Virtual world enrichment – ​​Interactions, spatial sound, player movement and networking fundamentals

Participants receive:

University accreditation and a certificate Hands-on experience with some of the latest technologies and techniques Real world skills to support the next step in your career Exposure to local employers Scholarship of £1500 paid in three installments of £500 depending on the Student performance The potential for employment at Condense

James Tong, Head of People at Condense, had this message for young people in Bristol who would like to pursue a career in engineering but are concerned that they may not have the “right” background:

“Please apply regardless of your academic background or qualifications and don’t be discouraged if you think you don’t meet all the criteria. While everyone has a story to tell, not everyone has the same opportunities in life. This is an incredible opportunity to build a career in engineering and creating metaverse content. It’s a fully funded intensive course, so you’ll meet other people with similar interests and ambitions, and it could even lead to a permanent job at Condense.”

Make sure to submit your application for the metaverse scholarship program before the beginning of September.

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