I spent the Friday before the bank holiday, and will spend tomorrow marking programming 2 coursework with Rob, Martin, David and Mile. Although I complain I do like to see what the first years have achieved and I am always pleasantly surprised by what I see.
This year the students had a choice between making a bank application, or an XNA game called sweepy cleaner. Some students went as far as to make versions for the Windows Phone 7 or the PS Vita!
I saw some great banks and some great games, and a good deal of great students who for the most part seemed generally interested in any feedback I was able to offer. If the first day is anything to go by we should be putting out some really good graduates in a couple of years time!