Staff profile

Nick Hughes

Senior Lecturer


Education, Childhood 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 Young People's Services. The programme is delivered exclusively by our Collaborative Partners. We work very closely in this partnership, to guarantee an outstanding student experience across the partnership. 

I am also a member of the BA(Hons) Education Studies team with the responsibility for teaching, Stage 2 Leadership, Pastoral Academic Tutoring and Independent Studies supervisor.

My roles and responsibilities also extend to the PGCE-HE programme.  

I have also been a member of the University's PGCE Post-14 team.

Teaching responsibilities

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


MA, BA(Hons), PGCE, BWYQ-DiTY (British Wheel of Yoga Qualification)

Experience in industry

After previous 'lives' in the Civil Service and 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.


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?