Digital Transformations Hub

Volunteers past and present

Meet our current team (and some of our previous volunteers too!)

Interested in volunteering with us? Send us an email:

ArtsDigitalHub@nottingham.ac.uk

My time at the DTH helped me enormously in pursuing my dream job as an archivist.

Rhiannon Compton. Archivist, Houses of Parliament

 
 

Current volunteers

Joseph Carpentieri

Hennessy Digitisation Project

I’m a third year Music and Music Technology student, and this year will be working on the Hennessy Digitisation Project.

I’m looking forward to being a part of this project, as it will allow me to observe how through using new technologies, we are able to help preserve these important historical artefacts that could otherwise be forgotten about.

I think that using these technologies through volunteering with the Digital Transformation Hub will be very useful to me in my career, as well as all the other experience that I will be given.

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Darci Charalambous

3D Photogrammetry Project

I am a second-year English student and I am on the Museum’s Archaeology 3D Photogrammetry project with Matt Davies. I chose to partake in this project because I have a love for photography and technology, so to combine these together is really exciting for me. It is great to be able to learn these skills as a team, as it makes the experience shared.

There are many skills I wish to progress from this experience. For example, I hope to enhance my photography skills, improving my knowledge of lighting and professional materials. My access to adobe photoshop and professional platforms, alongside the materials I use will be extremely useful for my skillset. I also hope to improve my technological skills and my ability to use complex programmes to create 3D images. This experience is great, as these skills will be transferrable for me in careers in the creative and cultural sector.

 
 

Lydia Copson

Digital Marketing Project

I am a third year Philosophy student and am excited to start volunteering for the Digital Transformations Hub, working on the Digital Marketing Project! I have chosen to do this because I am interested in pursuing a career in digital marketing and feel that this project will give me an opportunity to learn new digital skills that I would not have been able to access otherwise. For example, I am looking forward to learning how to use software that is new to me, such as Adobe illustrator, and how to make the most of the technology that the DTH has available for use.

My role will also include creating content for the social media pages I will be running alongside other volunteers, as well as writing blogs, which I am eager to learn all the ins and outs of!

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Genevieve Dunn

Archaeology Slide Digitisation Project

I am a 2nd year History and Ancient History student and this year I’m volunteering as part of the archaeology slide digitization project.

I wanted to volunteer with the Digital Transformations Hub to learn valuable new skills and to increase my confidence in using digital technologies whilst gaining practical experience that is not part of my degree. I would like to learn about how technology can help us in the study of history and the creation of a more accessible historical record.

As my degree covers a very wide chronological time span, I was particularly interested in the layers of information that studying and digitizing the slides can teach us, about not only the objects themselves but also the more recent modern history of the actual digs and the department.

 
 

Octavia Evans

Digital Marketing Project

I am a second-year English undergraduate student. I am volunteering with the DTH this year for the Digital Marketing and Video CreationProject. I will be working with other volunteers to help manage the DTH’s social media platforms finding creative and innovative ways to promotethe DTH and the opportunities the art faculty has for students.

I am looking forward to developing my IT skills such as using InDesign and Photoshop and furthering my knowledge of digital marketing. Inaddition, I am also looking forward to developing my skills in managing social media platforms as I think social media is so important nowadays. I would like this volunteering experience to give me an opening in the creative industry.

 
 

Danica Gomes

3D Photogrammetry Project

I am a second-year International Media and Communications undergraduate, volunteering for the 3D Photogrammetry project. I chose to volunteer for this project as I was interested in 3D technology and would love to gain some valuable experience and skills in this field. As someone who values history, I am fascinated by the impact of 3D Photogrammetry in eternalizing/making accessible the museum experience and would love to witness it first-hand. Moreover, by volunteering I hope to hone my existing skills whilst gaining new ones. I look forward to working with new and different equipment with the team at DTH.

In the future, I would love to pursue a career in the digital and creative industries. Thus, I believe the skills I learned during my time in the DTH will boost my knowledge and experience to get me closer to my goals. This opportunity will also give me a new insight into the cultural sector, thus, creating new possibilities.

 
 

Daniel Gray

Archaeology Slide Digitisation Project

Hi I am Dan a 2nd year Ancient History undergraduate student and I am helping with the Archaeology Slide Digitization project.

This means that I help digitize slides of Archaeological artefacts and research, making sure that the slides knowledge, is not lost and it is accessible in the future. I volunteered with the Digital Transformation Hub as I was curious about how we use modern technology for example, cameras and computers to better understand the ancient world. Furthermore, this will help me learn new valuable skills in a field I would never have normally interacted with before along with helping me gain more confidence in utilising new IT skills and equipment to help with my future work in the University and outside it.

 
 

Amaia Robertson Nogues

Archaeology Slide Digitisation Project

I am a final year BA American Studies and English student who is lucky enough to be helping out with the Archaeology Slide Project!

I decided to join the Digital Transformation Hub volunteering team as it seems like a great opportunity to learn some new skills. I am really excited to discover more about the digitisation process and learn about handling metadata. I am interested in pursuing postgraduate study in Digital Humanities, and this is a great chance to get involved during an undergraduate degree. It is also a really exciting time to become part of a new and innovative discipline.

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Tom Peters

Digital Marketing Project

I am a third year studying History and I will be taking part in the Digital Marketing Project for this year. Over the year, I will be managing and creating content for the DTH’s social media platforms and aiming to expand its outreach even further.

During my time volunteering I am hoping to build upon my IT abilities as well as gain more transferable skills for the future. I am excited to see what new software I will learn as well as how to apply them in engaging ways for the project. With this experience I aim to become more confident in a marketing environment and with the managing of social media accounts.

 
 

Eleanor Stainforth

3D Photogrammetry Project

I’m volunteering for the DTH because it’s a great opportunity to use some modern specialist equipment that I wouldn’t have access to otherwise and to be trained in how to use this equipment. I think the DTH will help improve my CV as well not just in using the equipment but as a volunteering activity by helping students use the DTH.

The DTH is also a great opportunity to network with all members in the School of Humanities not just my immediate course mates and to see what opportunities the DTH offers to people of different courses, widening my horizons beyond my own field. 

  

 
 

Yiran Su

Nottingham Alabasters Project

I’m Yiran Su, a master's student in International Media and Communication Studies, and will be working on the DTH Medieval Alabasters Project with a team of students.

During my year with the DTH, I will be working to care for collections and run the website and publish content for the department’s social media channels. I am hoping to gain more practical opportunities and be able to interact with other students. This experience will also help me develop my skills in managing social platforms for my professional future.

 
 

Roisin Tambimuttu

Digital Marketing Project

I am a fourth year Hispanic Studies and History student and I will be volunteering with the Digital Marketing Team.

I am excited to get involved in the creation and publishing of content for the DTH’s social media channels and to raise awareness of the DTH, so that more students can take advantage of the fantastic resources on offer.

I decided to volunteer with the DTH because I am interested in the marketing sector and I view this project as a great opportunity to gain real experience. I hope to develop and enhance my digital, creative and communication skills, which will be invaluable in the world of work.

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Xiaojing Wang

Hennessy Digitisation project

I am currently a Cultural Industries and Entrepreneurship Masters student and will be working on the DTH Hennessy Project with a team of students.


In this project, I can learn how to digitise newspapers by camera and photo editting skills with Photoshop, which will be of great help to my professional courses and future career development. And I was very glad to have the opportunity to learn about the process of preserving old and valuable newspaper materials, because I had never done anything like it before! I think it's very meaningful to take an image collection of printed text and turn it into a searchable PDF.


In addition, DTH provides training and equipment so that I can pick up these skills faster and apply them to some of my innovative ideas.

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Volunteering at the DTH dramatically enriched my degree and allowed me to grow, learn and develop the skills I now use as Digital Curator. 

Emma Hardiman, digital curator at Athena

 

 

Previous volunteers

Meet members of the 2021-22 team

Tereza Chanaki

3D Photogrammetry Project

I’m a final year English and History undergraduate student and I’m helping with the Archeology Museum’s 3D Photogrammetry project. During this year volunteering at the DTH, I am hoping to gain more knowledge on how technology and especial photogrammetry can change and improve a museum’s experience. Having worked and volunteered in museums previously, I’m hoping that diving deep into something this new and different will allow me to explore new options. 

In the future, I am hoping to pursue a career in the cultural and creative sector, and specifically using the skills I develop while working at the DTH to explore exhibition design and user experience potential.

 
 

 Max Foster

Archaeology Slide Digitisation Project

I am a fifth year postgraduate Archaeology student, and I am a member of the Archaeology Slide Digitisation Project. 

My role at the DTH enables me to digitise select slides from the Department of Humanities’ vast collection, ensuring that the content on these slides is accessible for the digital age. I volunteered with the DTH to gain valuable skills that I wouldn’t find in my course normally, as well as valuable IT skills in programs such as Excel and Adobe Photoshop. I enjoy working with and learning about the slides and their history and context, and knowing that what I do ensures that the contents of these slides will be preserved for generations to come.  

Hopefully, by the end of the project next year, I will be more confident in my preservation and IT skills, and that I would have gained useful skills that will help me in my post-university life.

 
 

Georgia Jones

Slide Digitisation Project

I am a History MA student and I will be working on the C&A Slide Digitisation Project.

I am eager to begin volunteering with the Digital Transformations Hub in order to gain valuable digital skills, that I have not yet had the chance to develop during my undergraduate degree.

Identifying, analysing and then digitising archived slides will be an interesting project to partake in and the skills acquired will be useful for future job applications.

I am always eager to learn more about the past and as I normally focus on modern history, it will be interesting to explore different periods through this project. I am looking forward to learning more about digitising software and becoming competent with using it

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Andi Liu

Slide Digitisation Project

I’m currently a Translation and Interpreting Masters student, and this year I’m working in 3D Photogrammetry project.

Always fond of historical sites and cultural artefacts, I cherish this volunteering opportunity to not only appreciate items frequently but also represent the exhibition virtually to the public through photogrammetry. This is a fabulous chance where I can feel the tangible power from integrating a modern digital skill into recreation, education or even professional research. 

I hope that I can enhance my technological skill, gain panoramic view of photogrammetry and also acquaint myself with kindred spirits when volunteering at the DTH.

 

Smiling young Asian woman on a sunny day outside
 
 

Chloe Love

Digital Marketing Project

I am a third year American Studies and History student and will be working on the DTH Digital Marketing Project with a team of students. 

During my year with the DTH, I will be working to create and publish content for the department’s social media channels. I am hoping to develop IT skills while using software such as Adobe illustrator and photoshop. This experience will also help me develop my skills of managing social platforms for my professional future.  

Once I graduate in the summer, I am hoping to pursue a career in digital marketing. I have learnt so much by volunteering at the DTH, and these digital skills will stay with me for life! 

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India Oakey

Hennessy Digitisation Project

I’m an MA History student, so this is my 4th year at the University of Nottingham. This year I’m going to be working on the Hennessy digitisation project, which is both super exciting and slightly daunting given how fragile the documents are.

I’m looking forward to being able to flip through a digitised newspaper, and terrorise my friends with lengthy explanations of the exactly how archival documents can be digitised. I’m additionally hoping that volunteering in the DTH will improve my understanding around technology, as well as endow me with useful skills for my future career.  

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 Jennifer Pain

Hennessy Digitisation Project

I am a third-year English student and am currently volunteering with the Hennessey digitisation project to gain some experience working with archival material. 

I decided to volunteer as I am really interested in how digital technologies can be used to preserve rare documents and make them accessible to people across the world. I also want to be able to contribute to this exciting project by increasing interest in archived material and preventing important information from being lost to history. 

I am excited to learn about the processes involved in preserving old and valuable material as I have never done anything quite like it before! As I am aiming for a career in the heritage sector, it is vital for me to know how we can make the past accessible to the future by using new and innovative technologies.  

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Alexa Rivera

Digital Marketing Project

I’m a currently a third year studying International Media and Communications who will be partaking in the Digital Marketing Project for the Digital Transformations Hub. During this volunteering period I will be helping with managing the DTH social media platforms with other digital marketing volunteers while also finding innovative ways of promoting DTH and the opportunities they offer to students. 

I am looking forward to gaining more transferrable skills while also further enhancing some of the current skills I’ve attained. I would like to use these experiences to help solidify a position in the creative industry, in particular marketing as I have a keen interesting in understanding the ways different marketing techniques are used to attract different demographics.  

 
 

Virina Sheth

Archaeology Museum Video Project

I am a second-year English student currently working on the Archaeology Museum Video Project at the Digital Transformations Hub. 

My role includes producing short videos showcasing the museum and its collection with the team. This project will help me get an insight into certain elements of videography and tools used to assist the process, along with other valuable skills!

 
 

Helena Souza Lima

Henessey Digitisation Project

I am currently a second year History student. And I have chosen to help with the Henessey Digitisation Project. I am very interested in learning about how to handle the equipment and the technology for this – and maybe even other projects, since I do not have a lot of experience in this field. Especially since I hope to gain some experience as a curator after I graduate university.  

As a history student I am also looking forward to having a read through the source material itself. Since it is such a big collection of sources, and it is really important for Cuban and International history in general.  

 
 

Eleanor Stainforth

Slide Digitisation Project

I’m a 3rd year Classical Civilisations student and this year I am part of The A&C Slide Digitisation Project.

I’m volunteering for the DTH because it’s a great opportunity to use some modern specialist equipment that I wouldn’t have access to otherwise and to be trained in how to use this equipment. I think the DTH will help improve my CV as well not just in using the equipment but as a volunteering activity by helping students use the DTH.

The DTH is also a great opportunity to network with all members in the School of Humanities not just my immediate course mates and to see what opportunities the DTH offers to people of different courses, widening my horizons beyond my own field. 

 
 
 

Meet members of the 2020-21 team

Alev Ozturk

Archaeology Museum Photogrammetry

I am a third year History student and I volunteer on the Archaeology Museum Photogrammetry Project. 

I wanted to get involved with this opportunity as I am interested in the process of digitising historical objects through different programmes. The combination of old and new creates an interesting new dynamic to be explored. 

I am sure that I will gain many skills during this experience that will ultimately inform engagement with my own studies as well as support future career prospects in the archival field. 

 
 

 Amrit Dhugga

Archaeology Museum Video Project

I am a second year English and French student, and I am a member of the team working on the Archaeology Museum Video Project.  

 

Volunteering for the Digital Transformations Hub has broadened my skill set and empowered me to explore a range of devices and have access to technology I would not typically use within my course. I am completely grateful for the opportunity to apply my creative vision to a project that requires teamwork and a willingness to learn new things, both in terms of the content of the video we are making and the production process of the video itself.  

 

In the future, I wish to pursue work in creative endeavours, participating in more projects like this one. I am hopeful that my work with the DTH will expand the opportunities I have once I graduate.  

 
 

Anna Hooper

Digital Marketing Project

I am a second-year English student, and I am currently working on the Digital Marketing Project.  

During my year with the DTH I am looking to develop skills which I will likely not encounter in my degree. For example, I hope to expand my IT skills with software such as Adobe illustrator and photoshop as well as widen my experience of managing social platforms for a professional service.  

Following my volunteering with the DTH I hope to complete an industrial placement year in the marketing sector. My time with the Arts Digital Hub is providing invaluable to assisting me in this endeavour.  

 

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Bryony Adshead

 Archaeology Museum Photogrammetry

I’m a final year English student, participating in the Archaeology Museum photogrammetry project. Through volunteering at the DTH I hope to develop my digital skills, get some hands-on experience working in the Arts/Heritage sector, and make a contribution to the Arts community.  

I am excited to volunteer with this project as I believe continued access to the Arts is especially important during this time, for both educational and enjoyment reasons. I look forward to building a wide range of skills through learning to use new technologies, supplementing what I learn on my degree and enhancing my CV. 

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Ciara Murphy

DTH Marketing Project

I’m a second year Classical Civilisation student. I’m going to be part of the marketing project team this year, working with the Digital Transformation Hub to increase engagement with students and showcase all of the amazing technology the DTH has to offer! My role will include working behind the scenes on the social media and blog, and promoting the use of technology and the current projects taking place. 

I’m really excited to work with other students and learn more about the use of social media in the engagement and representation of a brand, whilst also learning how to make the most of all the technology that’s available to us as students! 

I’m looking forward to gaining experience in digital marketing and learning about something totally different from my course! The skills that I’m hoping to gain will help me in my future plans as I hope to go on to study marketing and brand management post-graduation. 

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Ellen Steel

Archaeology Museum Photogrammetry

I am a final year English student and have volunteered with the Digital Transformations Hub to gain some experience in using digital software.

I am very aware that the digital world is the future, and found the idea of using digital softwares to present artefacts fascinating as it brings history into the modern sphere. I’m excited to learn about the software itself, but also how it can be used in different ways for education, entertainment, and within various careers and projects.

I’m looking forward to working as a team for this project and enhancing my digital and collaborative skills.

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 Ellie Price

Archaeology Museum Video Project

I’m a second-year Modern Languages student and I am one of the volunteers on the DTH Project this year.  

I decided to take part this year because I enjoy being creative and coming up with project ideas where I can not only use the skills I have already, but I can also develop new skills which can be both exciting and challenging. I also decided to take part to try something new that I had never considered before to see whether it is something I could pursue in the future along with the languages I have studied at University.  

At the end of project, I am hoping to feel more confident with my digital skills which I can take further into my future career prospects. 

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Emily Grote

DTH Marketing Project

I’m a third year English Undergraduate student who is currently working on the Digital Marketing Project for the Digital Transforms Hub. This project includes writing and editing blog posts for the DTH’s blog Digital Dialogues, managing the hub’s social media channels, informing Faculty Arts Students of the opportunities available at the DTH, and promoting ongoing Arts related events and projects that are going on at the DTH and the university in general.  

 

I am looking forward to gaining skills in Digital Marketing, particularly in video production and social media management as those are the areas that I would like to develop in regards to my anticipated future career in Digital Marketing and Communications. I also hope to learn how to use, and teach others to use, the equipment in the DTH, and enjoy working in a team with lots of like-minded volunteers in the process. 

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Emily Hobbs

Archaeology Museum Video Project

I am a third year English Literature student and will be working on the archaeology museum video project. 

I joined this project to enhance my digital skills and to gain experience working in groups to complete a project. I am hoping the project will help me develop skills that build on those I have gained from my degree and give me valuable insights, helping me to make informed carer choices in the future.  

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Hadyn Millar

Archaeology Museum Video Project

I’m a second year English student currently assisting with the Archaeology Photogrammetry project at the Digital Transformations Hub, supporting a team who create a digital memory and access point for archaeological artifacts found at the University of Nottingham Museum. 

I consider myself familiar with online software due to a keen appreciation for video games, social media and studying code. I’m also deeply interested in history and archaeology, studying classical civilizations at AS and history at A level which I hope will inform my approach to the Photogrammetry project. 

I’m excited to get involved with the project over the next year and I hope I glean digital knowledge and skills regarding the deployment and editing of photography online. As I’m intending on a career in media, either in the creative or marketing industries, my time spent working at DTH should prove invaluable. 

 
 

Harriot Smith

DTH Marketing Project

I am a third year English student working on the digital marketing project for the Digital Transformation Hub.

I am a member of the UoN Feminist society and on the Committee for Animal Rights Society. I am interested in pursuing marketing as a career in the future and would like to gain a greater understanding of digital marketing, specifically improving my digital skills. 

 
 

Kavi Mistry

Archaeology Museum Video Project 

I'm a second-year Ancient History student working on the Archaeology Museum Video Project at the Digital Transformations Hub.

By volunteering at the DTH this year I hope to learn about the role technology has to play in preserving elements of the past and making them accessible for the future. I'm also keen to discover how the Hub’s specialist digital equipment could be used to facilitate my studies. This is a great opportunity to advance my personal and professional development too; I'm genuinely excited about taking part in a real-life video project that I hope will not only improve my management skills and develop digital media fluency, but ultimately create a wholly positive impact.

I want to feel more confident using digital software and equipment by the end of the project and understand how technology is progressively shaping our lives.

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Lowri White

Archaeology Museum Video Project

I am currently a third year Classics student, taking part in the Archaeology Museum video project.  

I am passionate about heritage and archives and am particularly excited to have hands on involvement in increasing the Museum’s digital presence. I wanted to volunteer at the DTH to gain greater familiarity with the digital programmes and further my IT skills in a way that I would not be otherwise able to.  

 I am the senior social sec for the Classics Society and a member of the conservation society. 

Through volunteering at the DTH I hope to gain more confidence in using the digital programmes and equipment available for use in archives and curation. I hope to pursue a career in heritage and museums after I graduate and believe that my experience in the DTH will be an invaluable experience as the heritage sector moves towards having a greater digital presence and accesbility online and provide me with valuable skills and a deeper understanding of the sector. 

 

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Melania Burlacu

DTH Marketing Project

I’m a third year Film and Television student and this year I’m working in Digital Marketing Project as a volunteer within the Digital Transformation Hub. 

Over past years, I had different projects within the film and television industry and got an insight into each one and found out what I was passionate about and how the industry works. I had been part of different societies within the university and found that the creative societies are where I felt most at home. Over the last 2 years I ran the Creative Media workshops at our university in order to teach students more about the creative arts and what we can do with it. That included promoting our workshops, getting students to do it, running our Facebook page, and making sure we are present and keep a close relation with societies like NSTV, CMVS, FMS etc.

I know that my future career is in the creative industry but I want to try and learn as much as I can in a way to discover what is for me. I wish to gain insight into different departments, specifically marketing, as its intriguing to see how they use their knowledge to target audiences based on the brand and how much work actually goes in creating and making sure they are appropriate for their audiences. 

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Miranda Harrington

DTH Marketing Project

I’m an English Literature Masters student, and I’m looking forward to volunteering with the DTH working on the digital marketing project. I have a passion for the arts, especially literature, and I enjoyed volunteering with the Literacy Support Project last year.  

After participating in the Digital Marketing Academy, I became interested in pursuing a career in digital marketing. I’m excited to gain hands-on experience and learn valuable skills, which will help me pursue my career in the future. I also look forward to honing a wide range of transferable digital skills, which are becoming increasingly valuable as the demand for remote working grows. 

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Naomi Akintola

Archaeology Museum Photogrammetry

I’m currently a third-year Archaeology and Classical Civilisations BA (Hons) student volunteering for the Digital Transformations Hub.   
 
As part of the Archaeology Museum Photogrammetry Project, I look forward to participating in the recording and measuring of museum artefacts. As an archaeology student myself this opportunity to gain new valuable skills whilst engaging with the past. During this pandemic, everything that was once customary has been replaced. Alongside, many museums have closed to aid in the safety of the public. I hope to assist in the work of renewing people’s curiousity in our history by bringing the museum to them virtually through photogrammetry. 
 
From a young age, I have always been captivated by historical documentaries. I absorbed unlimited amounts of information about the world around and buried beneath us. As a result, this fascination of mine has led me onto this project.  

In the future,  I hope to pursue a career whereby I continue to intrigue interest in our past! 

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Riana Unadkat

DTH Marketing Project

I am currently a second-year English student working on the Marketing Project at the Digital Transformations Hub. My role includes working with other volunteers to co-ordinate and deliver content on the DTH’s social media platforms. 

It has been enjoyable to display the dynamic and innovative art that has been created by students at the DTH whilst promoting the wide range of equipment available. Furthermore, my volunteering experience has enhanced my interpersonal and digital skills as I have been exposed to several new social media analytics to help attract viewers.  

I wish to enter a career in digital marketing in the future and my experience at the DTH has provided me with invaluable skills to equip me for this.  

 
 

Samuel Jenkins

Archaeology Museum Photogrammetry

I am currently an Archaeology MSc student and I’m taking part in the Archaeology Museum Photogrammetry Project. 

I have a keen interest in underwater archaeology and the use of technology, such as Virtual Reality and Photogrammetry, to bring inaccessible sites to the general public.  I hope to pursue a career using these interests after achieving an MSc and PhD. 

Through this project I hope to improve my editing skills, as well as gaining project delivery and teamwork abilities. 

 
 

Virina Sheth

Archaeology Museum Video Project

I am a second-year English student currently working on the Archaeology Museum Video Project at the Digital Transformations Hub. 

My role includes producing short videos showcasing the museum and its collection with the team. This project will help me get an insight into certain elements of videography and tools used to assist the process, along with other valuable skills!

 
 
 

Meet members of the 2019-20 team

Katie Auer - DTH volunteer
 

Katherine Auer 

 Virtual reality project

 

I’m currently a Communications and Entrepreneurship MSc student and am a member of the Virtual Reality Project team.

My role on the team involves project management and marketing. In this capacity, I’ve worked on creating timelines, expanding contact lists, and learning new skills in Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. I’ve also had the opportunity to familiarise myself with all of the equipment available in the DTH.

My goal is to continue a career in events and marketing after finishing my master’s and my work in the DTH has given me valuable experience in the area. I’m looking forward to developing more skills throughout the year!

Katie Auer - DTH volunteer
 
 
Weronika Bargiel - DTH volunteer
 

Weronika Bargiel

Archaeology slide digitisation project

 

I’m a third year History of Art student, taking part in the Archaeology slide digitisation project.

I particularly enjoy having access to and handling the archive material - both the slides and the index cards which record data about the slides. I also enjoyed learning about and familiarising myself with software programs such as Excel and Photoshop, as well as learning about the practices surrounding the recording of metadata.

I hope that, by the end of this project, I will be more confident with using digital programs and equipment useful for archive-related work.

Weronika Bargiel - DTH volunteer
 
 
Selena Burfield - DTH volunteer
 

Selena Burfield

Digital marketing project

 

I'm a third year English student currently working on the digital marketing project at the Digital Transformations Hub. My role includes assisting a team in running the DTH's social media, promoting the Hub's digital equipment, and showcasing the other projects that are currently taking place.

I have particularly enjoyed learning about social media analytics for Facebook and Twitter, and working alongside fellow volunteers to create engaging and topical posts. Not only has it been a lot of fun trying out the different equipment that the DTH has on offer, but it's incredibly rewarding to watch posts you have created grow in popularity and engagement week on week!

I hope to pursue a career in digital marketing once I graduate this summer, and without a doubt my experience with DTH has given me a valuable insight into what the marketing industry entails. 

Selena Burfield - DTH volunteer
 
 
Sasha Gardner - DTH volunteer
 

Sasha Gardiner

 Hennessy Collection digitisation project

 

I am a second year Classics and English student, and have been volunteering at the DTH in order to gain some hands-on experience working with archival slides and digitisation.

It has been fascinating to see images of buildings and artefacts as they were decades ago, and the process of digitisation and cataloguing has taught me a lot about the practicalities of working digitally with archival material.

This experience has complemented my previous work with conservation and the archiving of books and manuscripts, offering an insight into a more modern way of managing collections.

Sasha Gardner - DTH volunteer
 
 
Elisabetta Knight - DTH volunteer
 

Elisabetta Knight

Archaeology slide digitisation project

 

I'm currently a final year History of Art undergraduate student taking part in the digitisation of the archaeology slides.

I enjoy categorising the wide range of historical objects, sites and excavations I come into contact with. I'm also learning about the slides themselves, as well as more practical information on how to preserve them.

My focus is on understanding and actively partaking in the process of digitisation and using diverse technological equipment. I hope that by the end of this project I will have learnt valuable skills for possible future career prospects that involve archival work.  

Elisabetta Knight - DTH volunteer
 
 
Niamh OLeary DTH volunteer
 

Niamh O'Leary

Archaeology slide digitisation project

 

I am an MA Classics student working on the slide digitisation project.

During my volunteering I have been able to work with various computer programmes, such as Photoshop and Excel in order to digitise and catalogue the Archaeology slide collection. This work has granted me greater familiarity with these applications, as well as an understanding of the necessary metadata, whilst participating in an interesting project.

From this project I hope to become more competent with the relevant software, and gain greater awareness of how collections are managed and archived to ensure continued access to materials currently stored in outdated mediums.

Niamh OLeary DTH volunteer
 
 
Gillian Owen DTH volunteer
 

Gillian Owen

Archaeology slide digitisation project

 

I am a Classics MA student working on the slide digitisation project.

I joined the project as a way to build my IT skills and learn more about collections and databases. I have enjoyed learning how to use different technology, particularly Photoshop, and seeing the different sites that appear on the slides.  

The experience has helped me develop key skills and understanding of collections that will be invaluable in pursuing a career in Heritage and with museums.

Gillian Owen DTH volunteer
 
 
Hannah Simmons - DTH volunteer
 

Hannah Simmons

Digital marketing project

 

I am a third year English student and I volunteer on the Digital Marketing Project. My role includes working as part of a team to promote the Digital Transformations Hub’s resources and projects.

I draft and schedule social media posts, pay attention to social media analytics and write and edit blog posts. It has also been interesting promoting the DTH at a Visitor Day event and receiving targeted guidance from the Faculty of Arts’ Marketing Manager.

These experiences have given me greater knowledge of marketing concerns. I have enjoyed the opportunity to be creative in our communication to staff and students in order to increase the DTH’s social media presence.

Hannah Simmons - DTH volunteer
 
 
Shiyun Xiang
 

Shiyun Xiang

Digital marketing project

 

I am a second year student from the school of English (transferred from our China campus). I am currently a member of the Digital Transformations Hub (DTH) marketing team.

I first joined this programme simply because I love this room. The eye-catching facilities; the small rosewood chest of drawers full of histories and mysteries; the name cards attached on the top of each computer set (all of them are named after mythological figures). It’s like a Disneyland but it’s on campus.

Then I found out the charm of the DTH is beyond its looks. The DTH allows me to experience the difference between marketing in the UK and in the PRC. It’s funny how Twitter, an app I barely used back in China has become the main part of my volunteer journey. Collecting how many likes & retweets we got from each tweet and then drawing a conclusion on how to increase our exposure on Twitter is absolutely fresh and fun for me.

I have recently become a big fan of heritage sites (Stonehenge is my favourite in the UK) and I can’t wait to learn more about them in the future with the DTH!

Shiyun Xiang
 
 
Zili Yin
 

Zili Yin

 Digital media production team

 

I am studying for an MA in film and television screen industry and I'm a member of the digital media production team.

My role in the team includes the collection and editing of project materials. Through this role I have not only learned new skills in Adobe, but also made more friends. I've also increased my understanding of 360 degree panoramic mode shooting as well. All in all, it's a great experience! 

My hope is to continue to work in the cultural industry after completing my MA. The knowledge and experience that I have gained by working in the DTH all contributes towards this goal. 

Zili Yin
 
 
Eleanor Young - DTH
 

Eleanor Young 

 Hennessy Collection digitisation project

 

I'm a third year History student working on the Hennessy Digitalisation Project.

Volunteering in the DTH has been a great opportunity to learn skills beyond that which I cover within my degree, and the experience has been both interesting and useful. Throughout the term, I have gained an understanding of the processes involved in digitisation, from photography and image processing to documenting and archiving, all while improving my technological skills. 

The archival experience has been invaluable to me as it has confirmed that I would like to pursue this or a similar job in the heritage field as a career.

Eleanor Young - DTH
 
 
Lu Zhang - DTH Volunteer
 

Lu Zhang

 Hennessy Collection digitisation project

 

I am a first year PhD student in Art History, taking part in the collection management.

Sometimes you can feel isolated while doing a PhD. Volunteering in the DTH is my way to keep in touch with the community, and make a contribution to it too. It also enriches my knowledge and experience. I enjoy very much looking at the photoslices of the historical sites and archaeological objects from the University Collection. 

Lu Zhang - DTH Volunteer
 
 
 

Meet members of the 2018-19 team

Libby Aston Smith

 

    Libby Aston Smith - Collections team

 

I’m a third year student in Ancient History. I’ve started volunteering in the DTH for the first time this year as part of the collections team. So far I’ve been working processing the slide collection and the Djanogly Gallery archive digitisation project and I hope to be moving onto the Hennessey project soon.

I’ve gained new skills in using the equipment and digitising documents and images, something I’ve never done before, and I hope to practise and expand these skills further next term. I’ve also discovered how useful the equipment in the DTH can be for my course - I now frequently use it outside of my volunteering hours, especially for scanning images and sections of books.

I’d highly recommend volunteering at the DTH, it’s a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere and a smaller time commitment than many of the volunteering opportunities available making it easy to fit around studies, even in third year.

Libby Aston Smith
 
 
Megan Bowie

 

Megan Bowie - Marketing team

 

I'm a second year student studying English.

I wanted to volunteer at the DTH to get more marketing experience as it is something I wish to do in the future and also become more aware of digitisation.

Megan Bowie
 
 
Georgia Cavanagh

 

Georgia Cavanagh - Collections team

 

I'm a second year History student working as part of the Collections team.

I wanted to volunteer to gain valuable digital skills that I wouldn't learn as part of my degree, as well as explore the archives to see whether archival work was something I wanted to go into in the future. So far, my role in the Collections team has provided me with such archival experience, as I have been sorting through the Hub's slides to create an easily navigable collection. 

I am excited to start the VR project with AJA, a great opportunity that will demonstrate my creative and technological expertise to future employers!

Georgia Cavanagh
 
 
Cali Jeferies

 

Cali Jeferies - Collections team

 

I'm a third year Classical Civilisation student and I'm part of the Collections team in the DTH. I also work on the ISYP Digitisation project because I took the module last year, loved it, and wanted to help future students that take the module too.

Working in the DTH I have already learned so much about Digitisation and how to use all the equipment in the Hub. I hope to go into a digital creative field when I graduate so this experience will be invaluable!

Cali Jeferies
 
 

 

Emily Parker - Collections team

 

I am a second year History student with a particular interest in modern and early modern social history. This year I am working on the collections team for the DTH. Outside of my studies, I am a member of NUDance and enjoy learning modern languages.

 
Thiviyaa Sathiyatharan

 

Thiviyaa Sathiyatharan - Marketing team

 

I’m a second year English student and a member of the Marketing team at the DTH, promoting the Hub on social media and on our blog.

As part of the Video Development Group Project, I was given the opportunity to film 360-degree videos, which I had never done before and enjoy very much.

I have learnt so much from volunteering at the DTH, and these digital skills will definitely help me in the future!

Thiviyaa Sathiyatharan
 
 
SHAKSHI SINGH

 

Shakshi Singh - Virtual Reality project

 

I am a postgraduate student pursuing English Literature. The Digital Transformation Hub fascinates me by the innovative and advance projects that it is working on. I am currently a volunteer for a VR project that is a combination of artistic creativity and cutting edge technology.

DTH affords me an insight into the future we are progressing towards and its limitless potential. I am looking forward to the new skills I will get to learn and the amazing equipment I will get to try.

SHAKSHI SINGH
 
 

alice stapleton 

Alice Stapleton

 

Volunteering at the Digital Transformations Hub has opened my eyes to the world of tech, and has taught what weird and wonderful things can be achieved with modern technologies, such as VR and Photogrammetry.

alice stapleton
 
 

 

 

Meet members of the 2017-18 team

Bethany Angella








Bethany Angella
BA English, Marketing Team
My role focuses primarily on organising and managing the DTH's social media output and raising student awareness of our projects, events and resources. I love building our online outreach, and learning about the professional side of social media. Getting the centre recognised by the Digital Humanities departments at Stanford and Yale Universities has been a huge highlight of my work here, not to mention being able to work on Nottingham outreach projects like the Being Human Festival 2016 where I got to meet Oxford scholar Dr Theodore Zeldin CBE and be part of his 'Conversation Dinner'.
Bethany Angella








Fatima Kasujee
BA History, Collections Team
I’m Fatima and I’m a second year History student. I’m a member of the collections team, working with the DTH’s extensive slide collection and on the Hennessy Project. I joined the DTH with the hope to learn new skills in digitisation and archiving, as well as get involved with exciting new projects, and so far I haven’t been disappointed!
Bethany Angella








Sally Boyle
BA Ancient History, Collections Team
Hi, my name’s Sally and I’m a third-year student of Ancient History. I currently volunteer at the DTH, and as a member of the collections team, my role involves the digitisation of materials deemed valuable enough to be preserved. The range of technology that the DTH has available, as well as the skills I am developing are precisely why I chose to volunteer here. It's a small commitment, but a lot of fun and has the potential to be extremely beneficial in the future.
Chloe Austin








Chloe Austin
BA History of Art, Social Rep
Hello! I'm Chloe, a second year History of Art student. As Social Rep for the DTH, I organise trips, socials and meetings for the team, putting together agendas and taking minutes. I am also working on the “Scaling the Sublime: Art at the Limits of Landscape” project in partnership with the Lakeside Arts Centre. We will be using Artcodes (aesthetically pleasing QR codes) to make the digital content which we are also creating, accessible to visitors via smartphones. There are lots of great opportunities at the DTH, I would recommend volunteering to anyone who wants to do something a bit different. It’s a very small time commitment but you can get a lot out of it.

volunteer

 

 

 

 

 

Ariane Watson
BA Classics, Ancient History
I’m a second year ancient history student and I’m part of the collections team. I’ve been working on updating the DTH’s vast and varied slide collection and the Djanogly Gallery archive digitisation project. Volunteering in the DTH has allowed me to gain archiving and digitalisation skills as well as be a part of a team of students from all corners of humanities. Volunteering has enabled me to witness first-hand how technology can be incorporated and can complement any degree within the School. I hope to continue to promote the DTH in my third year and carry on developing my understanding of technology and its various applications. I would recommend volunteering in the DTH to anyone who enjoys learning about and from new perspectives. I am looking forward to future DTH projects!

 

Darcie Mawby








Darcie Mawby
MA History, Collections Team
I have most enjoyed the opportunity to get involved in the Slide Collections Team's Then and Now exhibition. Learning to digitise slides, helping to research them for the exhibition and setting up the final event was interesting, skill developing and highly rewarding. I am looking forward to getting involved in similar projects next year alongside my Masters, for my CV and for fun!
Darcie Mawby








Alistair Petts
BA History, Collections Team
I’m a third year history student and part of the collections team. I joined the DTH because of the opportunities that were on offer, from the organised tour of the University's Manuscripts and Special Collections’ archives, to getting involved with a variety of unique projects; all whilst enhancing my CV. I have also had the enormous privilege of learning to digitise and preserve original historical documents, through the Hennessey Project. Overall I couldn’t recommend the DTH enough, for it has been an enjoyable, beneficial and highly rewarding experience.
Darcie Mawby








Beth Downs
BA Archaeology, Collections Team
I'm Beth and I'm a second year BA Archaeology student. I joined the collections team as a way of getting more experience working with collections and learning digital skills. So far I have worked with the Slides Collection and taught myself how to use a programme called AutoCAD during my shifts, and in the New Year I'll begin working on the Djanogly Gallery archive digitisation project. Working in the DTH is one of the most rewarding volunteering activities I've taken part in at university, it's given me the chance to dramatically enhance my CV with very little required commitment - especially for such a great opportunity!
Darcie Mawby








Joe Ribton
BA Classics, Oculus Team
My name is Joe Ribton, I'm a Classics student with a passion for a wide range of creative arts. In my spare time I run my own blog on film photography and wider culture and also make short films. I became aware of the DTH when making my ISYP, and used the facilities to learn how to edit film. I spent about 100 hours in there using Adobe Premiere and was so impressed with the quality of the DTH's products that I felt inclined to sign up as a volunteer. I work with the Oculus team,  building a VR museum using the Unity engine. 
Ellen Smithies








Ellen Smithies
BA Classical Civilisation and Art History, Marketing Team
Hi! I’m Ellen and I’m a third year Classical Civilisation and Art History student. I’m part of the marketing team in the DTH, focusing on market research - finding out what other students think of the DTH and using their responses to improve the service. I joined the DTH team as I wanted to get more experience with software and equipment that I wouldn’t otherwise have access to. I can’t recommend the DTH highly enough; it’s a small commitment with big benefits.
Rowena Fry








Rowena Fry
BA Classical Civilisation
I joined the DTH this academic year as I wanted to do something additional to my course in my second year. Starting in January, I will be working on the Djanogly digitisation project, which will involve digitising the Djanogly Art Gallery’s archives which date back to the 1950s. The relationship that the DTH has with the gallery is really valuable to me as someone who is interested in working in this type of field after university. Also, I am glad to be learning new skills in a world that is increasingly technology-based.
Lucy Parfitt








Lucy Parfitt
BA Art History, Collections Team
Hi, I'm Lucy Parfitt, a 2nd year Art History student. I'm part of the Collections team of the DTH in which we are currently going through the process of sifting through the slides to remove decolourised and duplicated slides. I particularly enjoy looking though the slides and seeing the masses of art works we have in slide form. I joined the DTH as a way to increase my digital skills and knowledge and am looking forward to starting the Djanogly Gallery digitalisation project. 
Ella Taylor








Ella Taylor
BA Philosophy, Oculus Team
My name’s Ella and I’m a second year student studying philosophy. I began volunteering at the DTH this year, having heard little about it. I was keen to get involved with creative projects and joined the Oculus team where we have been experimenting with VR, building a VR museum from scratch, which we hope will attract lots of newcomers to the DTH in future. The DTH has taught me so many new skills and is a great thing for the CV so I’d encourage anyone to come and get involved!
 
 

Some pre-2017 alumni

Alex Page








Alex Page
English with Creative Writing, Marketing Team
I've particularly enjoyed learning Photoshop to make new posters for the DTH, and getting to know the team.
Sanchari Banerjee








Sanchari Banerjee
Collections Team, BA History of Art and English
The DTH has given me the opportunity to engage with my subject in new and exciting ways. It has also been a supportive creative outlet during my time at university.
Phyllis Armstrong








Phyllis Armstrong
English and Hispanic Studies, Marketing Team
I've found that my time volunteering at the DTH has helped me to step outside my comfort zone, and to develop my organisational and communicative skills further.
Bethan Huby

 








Bethan Huby

The Visual Culture of Classical Antiquity, DTH Collections Team
I have enjoyed learning about the slide collection and the variety of the slide work from cataloguing to digitisation has been beneficial for my studies as well as career prospects.
Jamie Shakespeare








Jamie Shakespeare
MA English Literature, Collections Team
My experiences at the DTH and my primary source of enjoyment whilst volunteering there can be epitomised in one word: connectivity; not only in the symbiosis between old and new technologies, but also in the wonderful interaction between volunteers from across departments.
 

 

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