Shoubna Naika-Taylor


  • Title: Curriculum Lead for Digital
  • School / Organization: Coventry College
  • Grade Level(s): 11th, 12th
  • Location: Coventry West Midlands, United Kingdom
Shoubna Naika-Taylor

I am a UK based lecturer in Games and Esports. I am a curriculum lead for digital at Coventry College, and team manager of the Coventry Crosshairs, an esports grassroots project.I believe in using technology and games to pursue the interest of young people and inspire them to be our success in the future. Esports embeds both tech and fun, what a better way to support them through their future goals.

Why did you become a NASEF Scholastic Fellow?

I want to further develop the Esports provision at Coventry College and use it to pique the interest of the community and local businesses to help me continue to enrich the experience that students gain as part of our current position with Esports. This program will help me to change people’s outlook of esports and guide the people of Coventry to learn that esports is more than gaming, it's about the community, the skills developed and what it does for young people.

What is your favorite game?

Bioshock. Its based on a whole new world and has an amazing story. I love discussing the sociological and psychological reading of the Bioshock series with my Games Production students as there is such an interesting take on the world created from a theoretical perspective.