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Skills Guide

Here you will find videos, interactive tutorials, workbooks and links to specific help for developing your digital, information searching, and academic skills...

Choose a line below to explore the Skills Underground:

Find &

Help with researching a topic and looking for evidence.

& analyse

Tips for keeping on top of your work and digging into data.

Create &

Advice for academic writing and methods for presenting information.


It's important to think about what you're doing and to constantly question.

Groupwork &

A look at collaborative tools and collaborative approaches.

Find & research

Organise & analyse

Create & communicate

Being critical

Groupwork & collaboration

IT Essentials
computer and mouse

Our guide to using IT at York, from getting started to making the most of devices and tools.

Every minute we generate a random IT tip. Check back in 60 seconds to see another suggestion.

Digital Collaboration 2O21

7-8 December - online

Call for contributions

We're looking for contributions from all members of the University (staff or student) to our annual Digital Collaboration conference.

If you've a project, case study, top tips or idea around the topic of digital collaboration, you've got until 22nd October to submit something.

Find out more...

Digital Wellbeing: a free online course
Digital Wellbeing
a free online course

You can get Library and IT help at the Library Help Desk. For more information, and other ways to get in touch, take a look at the links below:

For more help with writing, maths, languages and a range of other skills, be sure to take a look at the other services available through the Study Skills pages:

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. Other Academic Skills Community sessions may be limited to students only.

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.

Next skills sessions:

Show details & booking for all sessions

Other sessions:

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