Over the last three years we have been on an exciting journey of employing student Interns to work alongside academics and colleagues from across the University to evaluate and update course areas within Blackboard Ultra. 

We have always placed a strong emphasis on training and development as improving student graduate attributes is at the heart of the Internship. Across the three years we have worked with 80 students and over 70 academics receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback.   

Summary of 2023 interns overall experience in just a few words.

We are pleased to confirm that we will have 6 Interns joining us again from 10th June for a period of 10 weeks.  

If you have an interest in technology, want to improve your employability skills and learn about new digital tools then we want to hear from you.  This is your opportunity to get paid to learn new digital skills and enhance your graduate attributes. 

This year, the Internship will be run a little differently from the previous years.  We will be advertising for three specific job roles which students can apply for and we plan to recruit 2 students to each one.  

Below is a brief description of the roles but more details will follow soon!  

Digital Accessibility  
  • Produce student/learner case studies for staff to further understand the importance of providing accessible content for all students.  
  • Audit programme and module areas to identify and make accessibility improvements and recommendations.  
  • Support departments to make accessibility fixes on learning content using Blackboard Ally.  
  • Provide training materials and development resources for academic staff.  
Digital Content Development  
  • Coordinate, run and evaluate student focus groups based on survey results.  
  • Produce course consistency through folder and banner images within VLE (Blackboard Ultra).  
  • Provide support for updating and creating video content for modules.  
  • Create learning resources and assets for academics to use in the VLE (Blackboard Ultra)  
Digital Skills 
  • Create training materials and development resources (guides, videos etc.) for staff and students.  
  • Pilot delivery of digital skills training sessions on offer for students.  
  • Help create a plan for a digital skills framework that helps students/learners improve their digital skills. 
  • Build digital skills framework in SharePoint.  

Last year our Interns enjoyed on campus days, and we have listened to feedback and decided that this year’s Internship will be hybrid meaning you will be on campus part of the time as well as having the opportunity to work remotely. 

If this sounds like something you would be interested in please register your interest by completing the form and you will be sent a notification when applications go live in April.