Student Opportunity

Digital Content Developer(s)

The Skills Centre are looking for Student Digital Content Deveoper(s) to work on the co-creation of animated content to support students’ understanding of the academic skills development. This content will be used in support of the Academic Skills Development Portfolio.

This project has been approved and funded through the University’s Teaching Development Fund. Its aim is to produce 5 digital educational artefacts, through student-led co-creation projects. There will be one project from each of the Faculties, the School of Management, and one from the Academic Skills Centre (ASC). Further information on the projects taking place and any further developments can be read via the project blog.

Analysis of qualitative data from the three main institutional surveys, indicated for academic skills and English language support, that there was a lack of awareness and understanding of available provision and opportunities.

The aim of our project is to enhance the efficiency, reach and uptake of academic skills support, focussing on assignments. This will be delivered through development and delivery of an animated video or series of videos, giving students’ and staff’s insights into their understanding, experiences and expectations of an assignment and the academic skills resources and support available here at the University.

We are looking to find a student or group of students interested in being involved in this project, with technical and creative skills to design and build animated content using supplied appropriate software / hardware (choice of software to be determined in collaboration with staff and student(s)). The successful applicant(s) will be comfortable in working unsupervised and able to prioritise their workload to meet necessary deadlines. Animation / Artistic / Video skills would be an advantage. The project will help you to develop a range of transferable skills- around collaboration, creation, project management. You will be supported by academic and academic skills staff throughout the project.

Please contact Kevin Renfrew to discuss this opportunity further.