Staff profile

Nick Hughes

Senior Lecturer


Education Studies and SEND


College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Research centre

Centre for Educational Research and Innovation


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am a Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Education.

I am part of the continually growing Further Education, Collaborations team that is responsible for the co-ordination of the Foundation Degree in Children's and Yound People's Services. The programme is delivered exclusively by our Collaborative Partners. We work very closley in this partnership, to guarantee an outstanding student experience across the growing partnership. 

I am also a member of the BA (Hons) Education Studies team. I am Stage 2 Leader, teaching on several modules across the stages, I am also a Pastoral Academic Tutor and Independent Studies supervisor.

Since joining UoD, I have also been a member of the University's PGCE Post-14 and HE teams.

Teaching responsibilities

I teach on a range of modules on the BA (Hons) Education Studies programme.



Experience in industry

After previous 'lives' in the Civil Service and the Leisure and Tourism industry, I have been working within education since I qualified with a PGCE in 2001.

During my time in education, I have worked in four of the sectors: Secondary, Further Education, Higher Education in Further Education, and Higher Education.

Therefore, during my teaching career I have worked with a varied range of ages and levels of students.

Additional interests and activities

I am a British Wheel of Yoga qualified yoga teacher.

Recent publications

Nick Hughes and Michelle Forster (2014) Reflect, reflect, reflect: will teacher trainees create more meaningful reflections using the social media platform of Yammer?