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 basic digital imaging, volunteers choose to join one of our teams. They work on digital projects, and 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


Volunteer teams


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

DTH volunteers' blog


  • learn archiving and digitisation skills
  • Create and maintain digital and analogue collections, including our collection of more than 80,000 slides

 DTH Flickr

All volunteers:

  • Opportunities to learn photography, video and audio skills
  • Photographic assignments, such as photographing events


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.

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, External Relations, University of Nottingham



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Digital Transformations Hub

Humanities Building
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 3191