After 8 years at Newport, James Manning will be going down under to take up an exciting post in Auckland, New Zealand. Newport has a lot to thank James for, not least the setting up of this blog, which I will now be taking over!!
We mainly, however, have James to thank for the Computer Games Design Course, as well as setting up our advanced MAYA and other digital facilities. More generally, his rigour, and the attention to detail that was present in everything he did, helped to establish professional standards in the student work, as well rationalise our curriculum and its delivery. We wish him the very best of luck in all of his future endeavours, and it will certainly be hard to find anyone to fill his boots. Goodbye and good luck James!