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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 program will be running weekly online sessions throughout Autumn term, with Digital Wednesdays on studying and living online and being digitally creative.

Organise & analyse

Create & communicate

Being critical

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.

Digital skills training

& Academic Skills Community workshops

We run a number of skills training sessions each term.

Digital skills training sessions and Digital Wednesdays are open to all members of the University. Academic Skills Community and other sessions may be limited to students only. You can filter the list to only show sessions of relevance to staff or research postgraduates.

To book onto a session, follow its link below (you'll need to log in to the booking system). If a session you're interested in is full, sign up onto the waiting list — if we have enough interest in a session we may repeat it. You'll also find copies of our slides throughout the Skills Guides

Most of our training is online but we've made space available on campus should you need somewhere to join from.

Next skills sessions:

Taught students
Show details & booking for all selected sessions

Other sessions:

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