Since finishing her Journalism degree, Bryony-Hope Green has taken the world of esports and competitive video gaming by storm.
Now Bryony, who has taken up a full-time role as Content Manager at British Esports - the UK’s national body for esports, has graduated with a First Class Honours.
“I feel incredibly proud of myself to have graduated with First Class Honours, as my time at university was not the easiest,” she said. “Overcoming barriers to be able to graduate straight into my dream role in the esports industry is still surreal, but it would not have been possible without those at the University helping me.”
Initially, Bryony began volunteering for British Esports during her degree, but her passion for writing landed her a more permanent position in charge of all of the content that goes out on all the Federation’s platforms.
She said: “There was so much diversity in the content covered on the course and without that I probably wouldn’t be where I am today. Being able to know what writing style fits me best, as well as the law and ethics side of journalism is incredibly beneficial, especially moving into working full-time in the industry.”
As an esports journalist, Bryony has focused on promoting inclusivity and diversity in all areas of the industry. Her approach has already gained her recognition in the esports scene, including being nominated for ‘Journalist of the Year’ and ‘Generation Esports Top Educator’ at the The*GameHERS 2022 and nominated for MCV/DEVELOP’s ‘30-under-30’ List, eligible to those working in the UK video game industry. She also featured in The Esports Journal and is now contributing to a documentary around accessibility for disabled people in esports.
She hopes to inspire more people from all backgrounds to get into esports and create further content in this area. In the future, she would like to form her own inclusivity initiative within the esports scene.
“My time at the University of Worcester really prepared me for taking my career to the next level, and all of the staff in the Journalism department motivated me to keep on going,” said Bryony. “I was faced with many physical and mental health struggles throughout my degree and adding the pandemic onto that made things seem almost impossible at times, but being able to reach out to staff, and have consistent support made a world of difference.”
Photo credit Jonas Kontautas, British Esports Federation 2022