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Skills Guides

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

Today's specials:


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Find &

Help with researching a topic, looking for evidence, and thinking critically about what you find.

& analyse

Tips for keeping on top of your work, managing files and processes, and digging into data.

Create &

Advice for academic writing, media editing, digital creativity, and methods for presenting and conveying information.

Guides from our academic skills centres:

Find & research

Organise & analyse

Create & communicate

IT Essentials

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

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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:


Forthcoming training

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

Next skills sessions:

Taught students
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Other sessions:

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