School of Humanities

Work experience and volunteering

The School of Humanities has contacts with a wide range of local and national bodies, who provide our students with short and long-term work experience and volunteering opportunities.

Work placements and volunteering are ideal for showing passion for your subject, proving that you are driven to succeed, and gaining new skills.

You will be able to: 

    • Stand out from the crowd 
    • Try a career path and see if it's for you
    • Develop as an independent learner and build your skills
    • Follow your passions and give back to the community.

Second year History student Laurence Britton introduces the Careers and Employability Service. 


Department specific opportunities

Some of our departments have opportunities just for their students. 


University-wide opportunities 

Digital Transformations Hub (DTH) 

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

How it works

Each year, the Hub takes on around 20 students to volunteer in the Hub and work on real-world projects. 

After training in digital imaging, volunteers choose to join one or two of their several digital projects.                        

More about volunteering with DTH

Nottingham Advantage Award

The Nottingham Advantage Award is the University's free employability scheme that helps you prepare for the job market and formally recognises your extracurricular activities. 

The Nottingham Advantage Award is a great addition to your uni course. I got the opportunity to do the 'Experience Heritage' module, volunteering at Manuscripts and Special Collections, and it was so informative and helpful!

Isobel Sheene, History and English

More about Nottingham Advantage Award


Internships and placements

Opportunities to try out different roles, see if they appeal and start to develop skills employers want. 

More about internships and placements

Careers and Employability Service

From internships, to year-long placements, to online work experience, there's something for everyone.

More about the Careers and Employability Service

Consultancy Challenge

Your chance to gain hands-on experience of consultancy work with a local business or charity.  

More about Consultancy Challenge


Please be aware that study abroad, compulsory year abroad, optional placements/internships and integrated year in industry opportunities may change at any time for a number of reasons, including curriculum developments, changes to arrangements with partner universities or placement/industry hosts, travel restrictions or other circumstances outside of the university's control. Every effort will be made to update this information as quickly as possible should a change occur.



From one-off projects to longer-term commitments, the University is keen for students to get involved both locally and internationally.

General volunteering information

Volunteering in the Students' Union


School of Humanities

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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