British Esports Announces Speakers & Sponsor for Annual Esports in Education Summit

Esports in Education Summit

British Esports Announces Speakers & Sponsor for Annual Esports in Education Summit

Adam McGowan
9 min read | 31 May 2022

Nottingham, UK, Tuesday 31st May, 2022 – British Esports, the not-for-profit organisation and national body set up to support grassroots esports in the UK, is delighted to announce Pearson as main sponsor, alongside the line-up of speakers for this year’s Esports in Education Summit. The event is scheduled to take place on Thursday 30th June 2022, at Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, Nottingham.

Bringing together Senior Leaders, Curriculum Managers, Lecturers as well as Team Coaches, from across the UK, the summit will discuss the impact, developments and opportunities available in competitive gaming and esports within colleges throughout the UK.  

Pearson, the UK’s largest awarding organisation offering academic and vocational qualifications, including the Esports BTEC, will be supporting the event as main sponsor.

“Pearson is delighted to sponsor this year’s Esports in Education Summit alongside British Esports.” said Donna Ford-Clarke, Products & Services Director, Pearson. “As the provider of Level 2 and Level 3 BTEC qualifications in esports, we appreciate the value of this growing industry on learner engagement and the development of essential transferable skills and hope that there is wider recognition of its positive impact on the education industry in the near future.”

“Confetti is delighted to be hosting the Education Summit, ahead of the British Esports Student Champs Finals.” said Craig Chettle MBE, Chief Executive, Confetti Media Group. “We are very much focused on championing esports in education and we look forward to being part of the debate at the summit and to introducing all participants to our world-class facilities including our new dedicated esports production venue Confetti X.”

British Esports is delighted to offer a variety of accomplished key speakers, including:

  • Dean Hardman – Director of Sport and Student Experience, Association of Colleges
  • Dr Melita Moore – Board Member and Chair, Health & Wellness Commission, Global Esports Federation
  • Laura Hall – Product Manager BTEC Business and Esports Portfolio, Pearson
  • Gin Rai – Esports Manager & Higher Education Course Leader, Confetti Institute Of Creative Technology
  • Abby Reynolds – Head of Community, NUEL 
  • Billie Purdie – Women in Esports Manager, British Esports Federation
  • Mark L’Estrange – Esports Program and Course Manager, Exeter College
  • Alex Davies – Head of Performance, Resolve
  • Lauren Timson – Lecturer in Esports, Games Design and Media, Cheshire College South & West
  • Dave Martin – Head of Strategy, British Esports Federation
  • Kalam Neale – Director of Education, Strategic Esports Group, Curriculum Lead, Barnsley College
  • Grant Rousseau – Former Director of Esports/Operations, Guild, formerly of Excel and OverActive Media
  • Dom Sacco – Founder and Editor, Esports News UK
  • Tom Dore – Head of Education, British Esports Federation
  • Professor Philip Wilson – Chair and Founder, College of Esports
  • Chester King – Founder and CEO, British Esports Federation

For a full breakdown of the summit’s agenda, and to book your FREE tickets, please visit the Esports in Education Summit event page. Due to a significant increase in demand, additional tickets have now been made available for physical attendees as well as those who wish to watch via a virtual stream.  

Physical attendees will also be offered the opportunity to tour Confetti X, the brand new purpose-built esports arena at Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, scheduled to host the British Esports Student Champs Finals on 2nd and 3rd July 2022.


Elliot Bond, Head of Broadcast, Education Liaison Officer | British Esports Association |

Rachel Walker, Policy & Projects Officer | AoC Sport | 

About British Esports 

British Esports is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2016 to support and promote esports in the UK. As a national body, its aims are to foster future British talent, increase the awareness of esports and provide expertise and advice. It’s focused on the grassroots level of esports and is not a governing body. The Federation helps educate the masses – including parents, teachers, media and government – around what esports is and what its benefits are. Its three goals are to promote, improve and inspire. For more information and all the latest news, visit or follow British Esports on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitch, YouTube, TikTok.

About Association of Colleges Sport (AOC)

Association of Colleges is the national voice for further education, sixth form, tertiary and specialist colleges in England. We are a not-for-profit membership organisation established in 1996 by colleges, for colleges. Our members make up almost 95% of the sector – transforming 2.2 million lives each year.  Acting as the collective voice, we represent and promote the interests of colleges, and provide our members with high-quality professional support services, including training, events, and recruitment.  For more information, visit

About Pearson

Pearson is the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. It combines world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalised learning at scale. Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes so do people.  For more information, visit

About Confetti
Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies is a dynamic and progressive learning institute offering specialist vocational education and training – from college-level courses to postgraduate degrees. Subject areas include audio and music technology and performance, games design and production, esports production, film and television, animation and VFX, and live events production. Home to over 2,000 students, Confetti is part of the award-winning Nottingham Trent University

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