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 volunteer scheme offers Faculty of Arts students the opportunity to gain specialist digital skills, along with the transferable skills and experience which will help their CVs to stand out.

After training in digital capture (still, video, audio) and post-capture editing skills, volunteers choose one of several digital themed ‘real world’ projects to work on with internal and external partners. In addition to their project work, they provide assistance for staff and students working in the DTH, as well as representing the DTH at events and activities throughout the faculty.

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

Head and shoulders photograph of a young white woman with long blonde hair wearing a black jumper

Ciara Murphy

Classical Civilisation, BA

"I have not only gained digital media skills learning how to use new software and produce content, but I have also improved upon my communication skills, time-management, and organizational skills, all of which are very valuable on a CV."

Head and shoulders photograph of a young man with short dark hair, beard and moustache and dressed in a black jumper

Kavi Mistry

Ancient History, BA

"I decided to volunteer at the DTH mainly because I wanted to develop digital skills but also just to try something new. As a result of learning about various technologies; video recording, audio editing, 2D scanning, photogrammetry, and much more, I have developed my confidence in producing digital media and managing a project."


  Find out more about DTH volunteer projects at the DTH’s Digital Dialogues blog.

  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

Digital Technologies Hub blog


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. 

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