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Student Digital Champions

Could you be a Student Digital Champion?

The Library is looking for students to act as ambassadors for digital literacy across the University. We’re looking for good communicators who love using technology to help them learn.

If you’re interested, we’ll need a proposal from you: how will you encourage other students to use some kind of digital technology to help them with their studies? Your project could be anything from 3 days to 3 weeks; and will need to show how you will encourage other students to use some kind of digital technology to help them with their studies – from a particular app that you’ve found helpful to something you’ve invented.

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Your proposal could be something like:

  • I’ll make a short video explaining how the technology I use helps with my studies
  • I’ll teach a small group of my peers how to use a technology/app that I’m comfortable with
  • I’ll share my ‘aha’ moments with technology – and encourage others to do the same
  • I’ll help other students to make better use of their mobile phones/digital devices
  • I’ll survey my peers to see which apps they’re using to help with their studies

Students from all subject areas are encouraged to apply - you don’t have to be studying science, maths or engineering – as long as you are an enthusiastic and proficient user of technologies to help with your learning.

We will give you the opportunity and support to make your idea a reality. This is a great opportunity to develop your skills and help other students with the practical support of staff from the University’s Skills for Learning team, and to write a blog post for us about how it went.

To apply: Email us!

In your email, outline a short project that you would like to undertake if you were a Student Digital Champion. Be specific about what skill/special knowledge you have and how you propose sharing it. Be realistic about the timescale: how much time do you actually have and what could you achieve in that time?

Make sure your email includes your name and course (and say if you are postgraduate or undergraduate).