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Justin James

Mr Justin James

Project Manager (National Software Academy)

School of Computer Science and Informatics

+44 29206 88695
Information Station, Room National Software Academy, Old Station Building, Queensway, Newport, NP20 4AX


I am currently on secondment as Project Manager for the relocation of the National Software Academy (NSA) from its home in the Information Station in Newport to space within the University campus in Cardiff.  The NSA is due to relocate by the end of August 2023.  Given the tight timeframe, there is much to manage, coordinate and arrange by then.

This position will give me opportunity to develop my Project Management skills I obtained in recent training, where I successfully obtained the AgilePM Project Management Practitioner professional qualification.

I have also been successfully nominated for and won an award in the 2022 Outstanding Contribution Award Scheme.  The Panel recognised and appreciated the exceptional level of my contribution and has awarded me an Outstanding Contribution One-off Award, which I was very overwhelmed, pleased and proud to receive.

As part of my role I also manage the back-end process of the COMSC student engagement system, I designed and coordinate the COMSC laptop provision for students and manage logistics and operations at the National Software Academy.


2022- Project Manager (National Software Academy) (COMSC) [secondment] - project management for the relocation of the National Software Academy from Newport to Cardiff

2020-2021 Project Manager (Data Science Academy) (COMSC) [secondment] - project management for the establishment of the Data Science Academy and transition to BAU

2015-2022 Executive Officer (National Software Academy) (COMSC) - establishment of and heading up administrative operations at the National Software Academy at it's disparate location in the City of Newport

2014-2015 Quality and Accreditation Manager (CARBS) [secondment] - Management of CARBS' Module Evaluation, programme handbooks, NSS, PTES

2012-2015 Quality and Accreditation Officer (CARBS) - Module Evaluation, programme handbooks, NSS, PTES, assisting with successful accreditation application (AACSB)

2012 - MA Creative Digital Media (University of Worcester)

2010 - PGDip Rapid Product Development

2005 - BA(Hons) Product Design

Honours and awards

  • Outstanding Contribution Award (2022) - winner
  • Celebrating Excellence Awards, Sir Herbert Duthie Prize for Staff Development (2022) - finalist

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