David Hughes, BSc, Diploma (Distinction) in Cobol Programming – Compucentre Ltd, NCC Certification (S.A.E.B) in Systems Analysis and Design. Dave Hughes is Head of the HND Computing and Systems Development Programme and also Head of the University Foundation Programmes in Computing, Engineering, Business and Social Sciences. He is also a senior lecturer in Programming and Systems Analysis and is currently researching materials for a Computer Games programme at both Foundation and Degree levels. His research is currently focused on the development of novel ways in which to enable students to be able to follow a path into Gaming technology without necessarily needing extensive mathematical skills.  This approach has several advantages over conventional Gaming programmes that require a certain level of prior mathematical knowledge.