A bit about James...

So what does your job actually involve? Tell us all about it!

Managing the delivery of solutions across our websites and applications. The aim is to improve; the experience for users, the quality of our products for our partners by ensuring the latest technologies are in play and make the project delivery environment a successful and happy one.

What's the most unique part of your role at The Student Room?

Working with a business that are heavily focused on the needs of users. We're constantly developing tools and site improvements that we hope make education choices easier and more informed for students and they get it all for free. We also get to implement the newest of techs and brainstorm fresh solutions to old and new problems which for a nerdy project delivery keen bean is incredible.

What do you find most exciting about working in the student & youth market?

1. The honest and very blunt feedback we receive when we deliver new apps and functionality or even small design changes to thestudentroom.com
2. The tech savvy nature of our users. Attending a recent demo for a cool new app we're building for our students, the presenter who had run several weeks of user testing with volunteers from our community commended thestudentroom users for being the most tech savvy people in the world. Who needs a tutorial for this new app??? Not TSR users.

If you could give your student self one piece of advice what would it be?

Don't watch that first episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with your new halls of residence flat mates day 1, year 1 of Uni. It will absorb years of your life.