A Year in the Life of Teaching Esports BTEC: Game, set and match esports!

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Images from Queen Mary's Basingstoke Esports suite.

This is the first in a series of blog posts by lecturer, consultant, and teacher of esports, Nik Turner.


For many colleges across the country, this year will be the first time they’ve introduced the esports BTEC into their curriculum. For some this will be a seamless transition, but for others it may create more questions than answers. The BTEC has been designed in such a clever way that it enables colleges to run the course in lots of different ways based on a range of situations, staff and equipment bespoke to each institution.

Over the next academic year I’ll be bringing you some insight into the course and ways it can operate very successfully for you. I’ll be offering some thoughts, ideas and explanations about how the team here at Queen Mary's College, Basingstoke work the course and I’ll be sharing resources, with explanations of how they’re being used effectively which may hopefully help you and your team!

Nik Turner is a lecturer and consultant in esports and media with a particular passion for innovative practice.  With extensive experience in education he has been a part of the esports scene for over five years and spent the last two years working in the industry.

Nik has now returned to his other passion - teaching - as one of the esport lecturers at Queen Mary’s College in Basingstoke.

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