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.
We also run a number of specialised training sessions for staff and research postgraduates:
The Open Research team offer training to postgraduate research students and staff through the Research Excellence Training programme.
We are here to help you. Contact the team for:
We have a broad range of content as part of our digital skills training programme, but each term we aim to include the following eight core sessions:
|"Where did I read that thing?": Reference management|
|Let's get critical I: Credible sources|
|Let's get critical II: Finding the right reading|
|Let's get critical III: How to read an article|
|Let's get critical IV: Active critical reading|
|Academic posters: Posers with a Power(ful) Point|
|It's all in the presentation: creating and presenting your slides|
|Making Word work!|
Follow the links above for more help on the topic and to see if any forthcoming sessions have been scheduled.
Digital Wednesdays are a range of sessions on various themes outside of our core selection of training. They may have a specialist focus, or they may just be plain out there! The only essential is that they're on a topic that's remotely digital.
For Digital Wednesdays this term, we are running a series of sessions with a focus on research and the digital tools that can help you with dissertations and theses.
From gathering and visualising data to communicating your findings, these sessions will look at how digital applications can help you with different stages of the research process, regardless of discipline or level. You'll find them all on the training list under the Digital Wednesdays banner.
Further advice and resources from the sessions and beyond can be found on our Practical Guide to digital tools for research.