Digital Transformations Hub

Student involvement

We support students to use digital technologies to:

  • enhance coursework
  • develop new skills
  • improve employability
  • pursue their own research.

Student volunteers


Using our resources

Students can use our resources for free to produce coursework and pursue their own research.




The DTH student volunteers scheme offers any Arts student the chance to learn digital and transferable skills, and gain valuable work experience.

After training in digital imaging, volunteers choose to join one or two of our several digital projects. In addition to their project work, they provide support for teaching and research, events, and activities throughout the faculty, often in partnership with other Schools and external partners.

Email the DTH to find out about volunteering

Meet our volunteers

I will tell anyone who will listen how great the DTH is and encourage everybody to take part in it either as a volunteer or just as a visitor; it will definitely improve your university experience!

Hester Pode, tour guide, Broughton House, Northants


Example volunteer projects


  • Oversee the DTH's social media
  • Produce marketing material
  • Write for the DTH blog and newsletter

DTH blog


  • learn archiving and digitisation skills
  • Create and maintain digital and analogue collections, working with partners both in the University and outside of it

 DTH Flickr


Working with 3D

  • Learn basic 3D digitisation skills
  • Work with our artist-in-residence to design and build virtual environments

All volunteers

  • Opportunities to learn photography, video and audio skills
  • Photographic assignments, such as photographing events
Volunteering at the DTH really stands out to employers because it’s such a genuinely unique opportunity which relatively few universities have to offer.

Tom Travis, Digital Communications Officer, University of Nottingham


More than 100 Arts students have volunteered with DTH since it began in 2012. All cite their time at the centre as enjoyable and positive. Many have stayed in touch, some writing blogs about how the unique experience has helped them to gain employment.

As well as social events organised by the team, volunteers are also offered exclusive sessions with the University’s Careers and Employability Service who advise them on how to present the skills and experience gained to future employers and on their CVs. They are also offered an annual trip to the University’s Manuscripts and Special Collections where they tour the archives, meet the team, and learn about digital archiving and preservation. 

What's happening in the DTH?

See our social media pages, Sharepoint and blog for news, events and latest how-to guides.
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Digital Transformations Hub

Humanities Building
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 3191