GW4 Coding

Initiator Fund

Project period: February – May 2016

GW4 Community Leads
University of Bath: James Davenport
University of Bristol: Ian Holyer, Nick Wu
Cardiff University:
Pete Burnap
University of Exeter: Richard Everson, Mike Baldwin

Project overview

The Prime Minister has stated that he wants to make the UK the best place in the world to do internet business. To do this we need the best-trained staff. The new National Curriculum in England, and similar initiatives in Wales, are a partial response to this staffing need.

A particular focus of Government policy has been Cybersecurity, with a variety of initiatives in this area. However, there is little research in the U.K. on the training of teaching programming (particularly high-quality, secure, programming), and on the technology that could underpin this.