13:30 Welcome to the Students
Paul Cairns (IGGI Director), Peter Cowling (IGGI Director), Tracy Dancer (IGGI Manager York), Susanne Binder (IGGI Manager QMUL)
14:00 Orientation Sessions
Information sessions for IGGI PhD researchers according to their stage in their PhD - parallel tracks
Year 1s Induction
Induction event for new IGGI PhD students
Jeremy Gow (QMUL), Sebastian Deterding (UoY)
For IGGI researchers who are at placement stage.
Diego Pérez Liébana (QMUL), James Walker (UoY)
Research & Writing up
For IGGI researchers who have been on at least one placement
Laurissa Tokarchuk (QMUL), Peter Cowling (QMUL)
15:30 Informal Chat Groups / Supervisor Gathering
During this session, IGGI students are invited to meet in informal chat groups. The groups' topic labels can be seen as incentive for conversation; but simply using this time for "catching up" with fellow IGGIs is the true plan here. In parallel, we run a Supervisor Gathering dedicated to building a tighter community and support network among those who supervise IGGI PhD students.
Player Psychology & Experience
AI / ML
Serious Games / Games with a Purpose
Game Playing Agents
For all IGGI Supervisors (internal and external) - note change of room!
16:30 Staff & Student Plenary
Paul Cairns (IGGI Director), Student Reps
The agenda will be published in a separate internal email - watch out for communication re submitting your questions and suggestions for student rep candidates in the weeks before the event!