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A practical guide for second-year students

Useful skills

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Explore our Skills Guides for videos, interactive tutorials, workbooks and links to specific help for developing your digital and information searching skills.

We've picked out a few guides that might be of particular use. But feel free to explore the Skills Underground from station to station at your leisure. Our digital skills training programme will be running weekly online sessions throughout the semesters, with Digital Wednesdays on getting digitally creative and learning to code.

computer and mouseIT Essentials

Take a look at our guide to using IT at York, from getting started to making the most of devices and tools.


Forthcoming training

You can use the filters below to explore skills training from the Library, IT, and Learning Services, including sessions for staff and researchers. To book onto a session, follow the link in the session information below, logging into the booking system when prompted.

Next skills sessions

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Find & research
Organise & analyse
Create & communicate
Being critical
Groupwork & collaboration
Academic Skills Community
Academic Reading
Academic Writing
Communication & Collaboration
Self Development & Reflection
Digital Skills Training
Digital Wednesdays
Creativity Lab
Learn to Code
IT Essentials
Maths Skills Centre
Numerical Reasoning
Open Research
Other session types
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Other sessions

We also run a number of specialised training sessions for staff and research postgraduates: