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Hugh Chadwick

Senior Lecturer Practitioner
Faculty of Creative and Digital Arts and Sciences
ARU Peterborough
Areas of Expertise:
Computer Science

Hugh is a specialist in database design and related technologies with particular interests in networking and big data and a passion for computer security, while developing his interests in computer hardware.

He takes a keen interest in widening students' learning experiences. He considers himself a lifelong learner and is always looking for ways in which he can develop.

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Hugh served for 22 years in the Royal Air Force, with postings around the UK and Cyprus in roles such as tactical communications, maintaining HF transmitters, satellite communications, systems control, lecturing at No1 Radio School, software development, and database maintenance and development.

After leaving the RAF, he was a software developer for 15 years before moving back into lecturing.

Hugh has more than 30 years' practical experience of networking, electronics and software engineering in a diverse range of environments.

He is also an experienced educator, teaching at HE across different disciplines in FE on Access to HE, apprentices and BTEC. He has a passion for music, playing the guitar and melodeon, and also likes to tinker with his three-wheeled Lomax 223 car.

Research interests
  • Big data
  • Computer security
  • Networking
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Computer Science
  • BSc (Hons) Data and Analytical Science
  • BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Systems
  • BA Electronics / Computing - Open University
  • Further Adult Education Teaching Certificate - Bath College of Higher Education
  • BSc (HON) – 1st Electronics Computing - Open University
  • NVQ Assessor D32 D33 - City and Guilds
  • NVQ Verifier / Manager D34 - City and Guilds
  • PGCE (Further and Adult Education) - Bath College of Higher Education
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Computing - Open University
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Computing for Commerce and Industry - Open University
  • Managing Safely - Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
  • Diploma in Engineering Management - Open University
  • MSc Computing for Commerce and Industry - Open University