Computer Science and Creative Technologies (CSCT) Volunteering

Students in the Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies get many benefits from community volunteering on topics related to their subject discipline.

Extra-curricular volunteering is fantastic for developing students’ employability and life skills, but co-curricular volunteering is arguably even better. Students interested in making a difference in community settings can enhance their studies by linking volunteering to their degree.

Technical confidence and soft skills can boost students’ CVs through volunteering opportunities in IT, computer science, digital media, music technology or other creative technologies.

Examples of community volunteering projects

Silver Surfers

This established and popular scheme involves students as Internet skills tutors for the over 50s, taking place in computer labs on campus on Wednesday afternoons, or sometimes off site. For more information visit UWE Bristol volunteering projects.

Connect Lockleaze

Connect Lockleaze is an independent local digital inclusion project run by and for local community organisations in partnership with UWE Bristol and HP Enterprise. Volunteering opportunities include tutoring on their Next Step IT course, technical support, or involvement in new tablet, web, social media or library projects.

Music Technology and Audio

Students practice the art of sound recording, music production, composition and performance in community and civic venues in and around Bristol.

Township IT

We have extended established educational development work in a South African township to include computer networking and IT literacy activities. This is an initiative for and with Project Zulu running for the second time in 2017. For more information visit Township Technology.

Code Clubs

Students run after-school Code Clubs in local primary schools, teaching kids how to program and show them how to make computer games, animations and web sites, as part of the UWE Bristol Schools Volunteering programme.

Other opportunities

We are keen to respond where possible to emerging needs and opportunities, so students and potential partners alike are invited to contact us to discuss additional ideas. See also Top Picks by sector for 'science, engineering and IT'.

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