Dr Nicholas Day teaches computer programming in C#, C++, Java and Python at both Buckinghamshire New University and Oxford University. Nicholas started his career as an Associate Lecturer at Buckinghamshire New University in late 2014, progressing to become a Graduate Teaching Associate in February 2020 and is now a Lecturer at the same institution, since August 2021. He completed the PGCert in Teaching and Learning in 2015 and also acquired fellowship of AdvanceHE (previously Higher Education Academy). Between 2016 and 2019, Nicholas assisted Dr Vasos Pavlika with the delivery of introductory programming courses in C++ and Java for the Department for Continuing Education at Oxford University. He was empanelled as a Department Tutor in 2019 and started delivered an Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming Using Java, later adapting the course for online delivery in 2022. He has also started researching and teaching Artificial Intelligence and Data Science material.
Nick’s scholarly interests are Computer Science Education (CSEd), Computing Education Research (CER), and online pedagogy. He completed his PhD in March 2020, which investigated the learning and teaching of computer science education, specialising in delivery of computer programming modules. Post-PhD completion, Nicholas is involved with Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) applications and in discussion with data-driven companies regarding research projects and consultancy work. Nicholas also now supervises current PhD students in fields associated with Data Science and Virtual Reality, in addition to mentoring departmental colleagues who are undertaking PhD research. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Nicholas began teaching online and recording videos to increase access and engagement with educational material. He passionate about pedagogy and utilises his research findings to inform curriculum design.