Hugh has delivered many lectures both about his own work and about screenwriting. He has run workshops particularly on adaptation; he has taught at the National Film School and run courses for the Arvon Foundation. He has been a part-time tutor for over ten years at Bournemouth University's pioneering and very successful Media School. He is currently a mentor on the MA Screenwriting course at the London Film School.
Hugh has taught and supervised over the whole range of assignments – from nursery slope first year undergraduate vision-and-sound scripts to postgraduate major project feature-length screenplays. His talent for supporting the work of students and taking them gently and creatively through the script development process has been of huge benefit to his students and resulted in some remarkable work, with many of his students receiving distinctions. Hugh has the ability to incisively determine the problems of a screenplay and nurture the student into reworking the script in a way that preserves the original authorship. His skill as a script supervisor is formidable.
Programme Leader, MA Screenwriting
Hugh has held creative writing fellowships at the Universities of East Anglia and Exeter and currently holds an Honorary Fellowship at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has held fellowships as well under the Royal Literary Fund scheme at Sussex and Kingston Universities and at the City&Guilds Art School, London.