Nic Drew


Nic has been working in at the forefront of digital technologies since 1997, designing, building and integrating systems at both a strategic and operational level. His breadth of knowledge combined with his technical expertise and passion for exploring possibilities make him a consummate innovator.

Nic originally studied Philosophy and Theology at Trinity College Oxford, and it was here he developed an interest in technology, and in particular its use to transform the way we learn and consume information.

‘The insight and analytical skills I gained studying philosophy proved invaluable with regards to creating and managing innovative technology to support learning and business development.’

Nic is the Professional Writing Academy’s technical backbone, responsible for the shaping and development of our online learning platform. His expertise and genuine interest in offering a new kind of intimate learning experience based on a social-constructionist pedagogy is at the heart of what we do.

By pushing the bounds of what our open-source learning platform is capable of doing, and extending it in new and innovative ways, Nic has helped PWA to confidently assert that we are at the forefront of community-driven learning.


Working with Nic is a fascinating experience. He has been with us since the company was formed and been instrumental in helping us develop a new kind of learning experience.

We’re never quite sure when he is going to appear with a new, bizarre martial-arts injury, but we can always be certain that he will have a way of making our technical wish-lists come true.

Nic’s brain is a phenomenal beast. No problem is too big for it to tackle with creativity and aplomb.

He understands what we’re doing, has empathy with the student experience and is excited about the huge possibilities for future development.

He’s a wizard.