David Hunt


Senior Lecturer in Secondary Education : Computer Science

Secondary and Post Compulsory Education

Contact Details

email: d.hunt@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905542627

David joined the University in September 2013 having taught in schools for 22 years across the country and overseas, where he was a founder member of staff of an international school. He has held a range of middle leadership posts heading Technology and ICT faculties. He has served on senior leadership teams in three schools and been an elected staff governor. David has acted as a subject mentor for trainee teachers through university-led and school based provision. He is registered as a STEM ambassador and regularly engages in a wide range of technological and engineering activities in schools.

David has always had an interest in technology and his career in schools has reflected this. He was appointed to establish and lead the new Computer Science PGCE at the University of Worcester which aims to be in the vanguard of subject development in this exciting new area of the school curriculum. Throughout his career, David has led staff development supporting teachers to develop their digital literacy and IT skills and leading the development of e-learning. His success in this field was recognised when he was awarded a Leading Teaching award from the University in 2016. In his spare time, he can often be found tinkering with devices connected to the Internet of Things.

Twitter - @PGCE_Computing

Skype - david.hunt.worcester



  • The Worcester Leading Teaching Award, UW (2016)
  • PGCLTHE University of Worcester (2015)
  • BEd Technology University of Greenwich (1991)


Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

David works mainly with secondary trainee teachers who will teach computer science up to sixth form level. He has developed a very successful enhancement activity programme, which encourages trainees of all subject disciplines to embed new technologies within their teaching. This has led to much innovative and inspirational classroom practice, which is often cascaded throughout partnership schools. He also engages with primary trainees and is interested in cross phase subject pedagogies.

He is an experienced Professional Studies tutor engaging with the wider context of a teachers responsibilities. David is an active member of the University's Technology Enhanced Learning working group and regularly leads Share & Inspire sessions to colleagues in Higher Education.

Research Interests

  • The pedagogies of computer science
  • Technology enhanced learning
  • ePortfolio development
  • Curriculum development
  • Early career teacher experience
  • International Education
  • The Internet of Things

Professional Bodies

  • Fellow of the HEA
  • ITTE member (the association for information technology in teacher education) ALT West Midlands Association for learning technologies
  • CAS computing at school member


Hunt, D (2018) Share & Inspire: Anyone for TEA? Technology Enhanced Assessment. University of Worcester, Worcester, 23 May 2018.

Whitehouse, K., Cashmore, Y., Hunt, D, Looker, B, (2017) Share & Inspire: Classroom Civility. University of Worcester, Worcester, 17 October 2017.

Hunt, D, Looker, B, (2017) Share & Inspire: Learning Beyond the Classroom. University of Worcester, Worcester, 23 March 2017.

Hunt, D. (2017) PGCE Secondary Education University of Worcester GPS Adventure. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z7J__6tIRU

Hunt, D. (2017) PGCertHE Presentation: Inspirational Teaching Learning Beyond the Classroom. University of Worcester, 23 March 2017.

Hunt, D. (2017) PGCertHE Presentation: My Action Research Project. University of Worcester, 18 January 2017.

Hunt, D. (2017) PGCE Secondary Education University of Worcester Assignment 1. Available at: https://youtu.be/DJqWk8RdD6c

Hunt, D. (2016) Bourneville LLQT Conference 2016: Technology Enhanced Learning. Bourneville College, Longbridge, 18 November 2016.

Dhillon, J. and Whitehouse, K. and Hunt, D. and Sisk, J. and Winson, A. (2016) Developing Innovative TEL Practice in Teacher Education. In: British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference, 13th-15th September 2016, Leeds, England.

Hunt, D. (2016) UW Learning and Teaching Conference 2016: An Investigation into the impact of interactive whiteboard training on trainee teachers lesson delivery and pupils learning and engagement in the classroom. University of Worcester, Worcester 16 June 2016.

Hunt, D. (2015) Coding Challenge The Victorian Internet, PCPRO magazine, 251 p. 129

Hunt, D. (2015) Coding Challenge Key Logger Analysis, PCPRO magazine, 250 p. 129

Hunt, D. (2015) Coding Challenge Alphametics, PCPRO magazine, 249 p. 129

Hunt, D. (2015) Coding Challenge The Wine Merchant, PCPRO magazine, 248 p. 129

Hunt, D. (2015) Coding Challenge Game of Life, PCPRO magazine, 247 p. 129

Hunt, D. (2015) Coding Challenge Data Compression, PCPRO magazine, 246 p. 129

Hunt, D. (2015) The Unsung Heroes of Programming, PCPRO magazine, 246 p. 45

Hunt, D. (2015) Coding Challenge Check Digit, PCPRO magazine, 245 p. 129

Hunt, D. (2015) Coding Challenge Cryptography, PCPRO magazine, 244 p. 129

Hunt, D. (2015) Coding Challenge Lottery Simulator, PCPRO magazine, 243 p. 129

Hunt, D. (2014) Coding Challenge Palindromes, PCPRO magazine, 242 p. 129

Hunt, D. (2014) So, you want to teach computer science?, PCPRO magazine, 237 pp. 66-67

External Roles

  • External examiner at The University of Portsmouth (2014 2018) Consultant for Cambridge International Examinations