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Digital skills training

On this page you'll find information about our digital skills training events, as well as links to other training offered by the Library & IT Services...

Forthcoming training sessions

We run a number of digital skills training sessions each term. Our digital skills training sessions are open to all members of the University.

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 digital skills sessions:

Other sessions:

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

Training sessions offered by the Library's Research Support Team

The Library's Research Support Team offer training to staff and postgraduate research students through the Research Excellence Training programme.

To book on to a session go to the: LMS - Staff or SkillsForge - Research Postgraduates 
(login required)

What's on this term?

Alternatively, contact the Team for:

  • 1-1 support: email us with your enquiry or to arrange a face-to-face session to discuss your individual needs
  • training in departments: get in touch and we can organise a training session for your department, staff and/or research students. 

Email us: lib-research-support@york.ac.uk

Our core sessions

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:

Follow the links above for more help on the topic and to see if any forthcoming sessions have been scheduled.

Digital skills training
Creative Coding

For Digital Wednesdays this term, we are running a series of Learn to code creative coding sessions that will introduce you to a variety of coding environments designed for the absolute beginner. Each tool been chosen for its ease-of-use, and because it will contribute to your overall understanding of coding.

You can come to just one session that interests you most, or all of them. You'll find them all on the training sessions list under the Digital Wednesdays banner. You can also find more about coding on our Coding Skills Guide.

The animated GIF above was created using Processing, one of the tools we'll be covering.

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Wonders on Wednesday

Why are the collections at the University of York so special? They are full of treasures, some old, some new, and some unexpected! Join expert Library and Archive staff to learn more about the wonderful, often remarkable, stories that the collections can tell.

For more information see the Wonders on Wednesday webpage.

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Digital Wednesdays

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. While our main digital skills sessions are run by Library and IT staff, Digital Wednesdays are often put on by guest speakers from elsewhere within the University.

Previous Digital Wednesdays themes

Follow the links below for copies of our slides and handouts:

Where to find us

Most of our sessions take place in either...

  • LFA/144, on the first floor of the Fairhurst Building within the Library

  • LFA/204-5, on the second floor of the Fairhurst Building within the Library

Floorplan
Digital Wednesdays