Simon Rutter

Former PlayStation Executive VP Simon Rutter joins SODA as Visiting Industry Lead

Former senior PlayStation executive and University alumnus Simon Rutter has joined the School of Digital Arts (SODA). Rutter is the former Executive Vice President, Head of European Business Operations at …

April 7, 2022

Minister of State for Higher and Further Education learns how Manchester Metropolitan Degree Apprenticeships are at the heart of the levelling up agenda

Manchester Metropolitan University has welcomed the UK Minister of State for Higher Education and Further Education to learn how Degree Apprenticeships are delivering powerful benefits for students, employers and the …

March 21, 2022

See Yourself in SODA Competition Winners Announced

We have been inundated with fantastic digital artwork submissions for the inaugural See Yourself in SODA competition and – after much deliberation from our panel of judges – we’re delighted …

February 18, 2022

SODA academic joins line-up for new Greater Manchester Music Commission

Dr Kirsty Fairclough is part of Mayor Andy Burnham’s new cultural initiative

January 13, 2022

SODA’s Digital UX degree apprenticeship endorsed with Tech Industry Gold accreditation

Innovative new course recognised with industry standard for job readiness Manchester Metropolitan University’s Digital User Experience (UX) degree apprenticeship programme has gained Tech Industry Gold Accreditation – the industry standard …

December 10, 2021

First cohort from digital and business skills training programme enter the workforce to address UK’s digital skills gap

The Institute of Coding’s first cohort of digital Skills Bootcamp students have graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University, re-entering the workforce with additional digital skills tailored to the needs of today’s …

Immersive ‘hyper-real’ recordings and virtual reality gigs: The future of Manchester music

Dr Kirsty Fairclough and Jamie Birkett discuss how SODA is working with new technologies to create the next generation of audio experiences Manchester’s musical landscape needs little introduction – from …

December 2, 2021

Global reach of North’s tech sector continues to expand, shows SODA and Prolific North research

More than 500 global companies have a presence in the North, with over half in the North West The digital and creative sector in the North continues to expand onto …

November 30, 2021

Driving the Digital Agenda at BEYOND Conference

Dr Kirsty Fairclough and John Willis represent the School of Digital Arts (SODA) at the BEYOND Conference in Belfast this week, hosting a panel discussion on SODA’s role in driving …

October 20, 2021

SODA’s Nia Dryhurst shortlisted for prestigious Grierson and BAFTA awards

Senior Lecturer in Documentary at the School of Digital Arts (SODA), Nia Dryhurst, has been nominated for Grierson and BAFTA Cymru awards for her powerful S4C documentary, DRYCH: Chwaer Fach, …

October 13, 2021