Numerous reports have highlighted that significant proportions of the creative industry sector are facing a skills shortage, with not enough graduates with the right skills, and that this skills gap is a huge barrier to the sector’s future growth. 

MyWorld’s skills and training are using academic and industry knowledge to create a talent pool ahead of the market. Instilling the knowledge to understand and embrace technical advances, and to lead innovation, equipping people with the confidence to turn creative ideas into scalable and sustainable businesses. A carefully curated mix of academic courses, provided by MyWorld’s university partners,  and short courses focused on specific industry skills, will not only seek to create a workforce ready to advance the sector but one which is more diverse and inclusive.  

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Skills and Training Lead: Kirsten Cater

Kirsten Cater is a Professor in Computer Science at the University of Bristol specialising in Human Computer Interaction. Her main interests focus on designing elegant solutions for enhancing people’s experiences and interactions with their physical environment and each other in urban and public spaces through the use of mobile and sensor technologies. The areas that her research currently touches include: location based experiences; gamification; virtual reality; data collection through crowdsourcing; novel interactions with big data; and tangible user interfaces for the elderly.

Kirsten is also the Associate Dean for the Faculty of Engineering responsible for Programmes and Delivery for the new Temple Quarter Campus and was the founder and Director for the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Bristol.

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People involved

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Adrienne Noonan

Director of Partnerships, School of Arts – UWE Bristol

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Danaë Stanton Fraser

Professor of Human Computer Interaction - University of Bath

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Drew MacQuarrie

Lecturer, Department of Computer Sciences - University of Bristol

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Jo Gildersleve

Project Manager - University of Bristol

Kate Pullinger

Kate Pullinger

Professor of Creative Writing and Digital Media - Bath Spa University

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Kirsten Cater

Professor, Department of Computer Science - University of Bristol

Mandy Rose

Mandy Rose

Professor, Documentary and Digital Cultures - UWE

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Marina De Vos

Director of Training at ART-AI - University of Bath

Naomi Smyth

Naomi Smyth

Creative Technologist - Bath Spa University

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Neill Campbell

Professor, Department of Computer Science - University of Bath

Rachel Pownall

Rachel Pownall

Innovation Manager for MyWorld - Bath Spa University

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Ruth Farrar

Reader in Creative Media & Enterprise - Bath Spa University