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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

New digital technology and creative degree scholarships for students from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds supported by PlayStation Career Pathways Program

Widening access to creative and digital courses New scholarships to support students from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic backgrounds on creative and digital technology degree courses have been launched at …

September 29, 2021

Manchester writer, artist and games developer joins School of Digital Arts

Manchester writer, artist and games developer joins School of Digital Arts Award winning Manchester writer, artist and games developer Dan Hett has joined the School of Digital Arts (SODA) as …

September 23, 2021

Cyber and business skills training to boost career opportunities and tackle UK’s digital skills gap

University to deliver Government-funded Skills Bootcamps to boost careers opportunities through the Institute of Coding Manchester Metropolitan University will harness its digital and business expertise to run new Skills Bootcamps, …

July 16, 2021