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Manchester Met University & Aucoda’s partnership to develop the next generation of developers

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Manchester Metropolitan University and Aucoda are proud to announce a new partnership to support students looking to become software developers. Building on the success of the recently concluded Graduates for a Greater Manchester project, launched yesterday (27th March) this new partnership will help provide a talent pathway for students to enter the digital workforce equipping them with the technical skills to succeed. With the demand for software developers showing no signs of slowing down this will help ensure that Greater Manchester’s thriving technology sector continues to grow.

Manchester based software business Aucoda, the proud creator of the revolutionary programming language Au, are launching its latest initiative – Au for Universities - Developing digital skills and giving young people more opportunity to access a career in software development.

Au for Universities gives students the chance to add a digital strand to their course. It provides a complete learning environment for any student to become a software developer and build a portfolio. This gives them “something to talk about at interview” and improves their chances of getting of a job.

Au is easier and quicker to learn than other languages and is therefore a perfect starting point in your development journey

This partnership is a demonstration of Manchester Met’s continued efforts to support students into graduate careers as well as providing the local economy with a pipeline of talent to fill their recruitment needs. Utilising Manchester Met’s award-winning Rise programme students from across the University are being given the confidence to explore careers in digital.

Dr Raj Curwen, (inventor, Founder & CEO, Aucoda): “As the global shortage of software developers and digital skills grows, it is now more important than ever that we encourage, and support young people to choose coding as a future career.

We are proud, and delighted to partner with Manchester Met, and their highly successful Rise Program. Together we look forward to a long, and successful relationship, providing the Au learning program to 000’s of current and future students at Manchester Met.”

Adam Hugill (Externally Engaged Curriculum Manager at Manchester Met): “It’s been a pleasure to work with Aucoda on the launch of this new programme. We’re really excited to see it in action and see our students gain these vital skills.

Digital Skills are important to our students and this programme will give them a unique chance to get unrivalled support through a co-curricular activity. The students will not only upskill but be supported in demonstrating these skills to perspective employers”

If you would like to find out more about the programme, please get in touch either with Aucoda ( or Manchester Met ( 

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