Earlier this year, we partnered with Twitch to roll out the Twitch Student Program to UK universities. The program aims to educate, empower and give students confidence to have their voices heard.
Based on these goals, over the next academic year we will be supporting and encouraging community content in the university scene through a streamer rewards program. This includes anything from exhilarating letsplays to entertaining personalities.
Read on to find out how to get involved!
What sort of content will you reward?
One of the best ways to grow your Twitch channel is to work with others in the community through interacting with your audience, engaging with other streamers, collaboration on content such as podcasts and playing games with each other. This engages both streamer audiences and increases the exposure of each channel.
We will be rewarding content that is entertaining, engaging and involves collaboration with other societies and esports communities.
Over the next month, the reward program will be developed to create the tools and resources to enable new streamers to get started and existing streamers to take streaming to the next level!
What are the rewards?
Twitch have kindly gifted us 100k Bits to distribute to individual streamers over the course of the academic year.
Bits can only be dropped in your channel if you are a Twitch Affiliate or Partner, so the first step is to become a Twitch Affiliate!
How do I become a Twitch Affiliate?
To be invited to become a Twitch Affiliate, you must satisfy the following criteria:
- Stream for 8 hours in the last 30 days
- Stream on 7 days in the last 30 days
- Reach an average of 3 viewers per stream
- Grow your audience to 50 followers
To check your eligibility, click here and look for Path to Affiliate on the left.
Who can take part?
All streamers must be university students who are registered and verified on NUEL website at the start of the academic year.
You don’t have to be a member of the Twitch Student Program to take part!
How can I get involved?
The program will officially launch in a month, but if you’d like to get a head start to achieve affiliate status, please join the streamer group here.
Make sure you’re in the NUEL Discord. You’ll be highlighted with a streamer role and whenever you go live the NUEL Discord Bot will post a link to your channel in #livestreams!